Micrel (MCRL)

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Micrel Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

14.53M for Dec. 31, 2013

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Dec. 31, 2013 14.53M
Sept. 30, 2013 14.06M
June 30, 2013 13.50M
March 31, 2013 13.77M
Dec. 31, 2012 14.60M
Sept. 30, 2012 15.34M
June 30, 2012 13.92M
March 31, 2012 13.32M
Dec. 31, 2011 12.56M
Sept. 30, 2011 12.64M
June 30, 2011 12.23M
March 31, 2011 12.52M
Dec. 31, 2010 11.68M
Sept. 30, 2010 11.68M
June 30, 2010 11.54M
March 31, 2010 11.37M
Dec. 31, 2009 11.14M
Sept. 30, 2009 11.40M
June 30, 2009 11.48M
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About R&D Expense

R&D expenses are a line item from many companies' income statements.

R&D expense (short for research and development expense) is essentially the amount of money that a company spends to develop new products and services each year. For example, if a pharmaceutical firm hires research scientists to develop new drugs, the salaries of these researchers will generally be expensed in the R&D expense category.

Like marketing expenses, but unlike capital expenditures, R&D expenses are subtracted from revenues every year directly. Therefore, accountants treat R&D spending as an expense rather than as an investment, though there is continuous debate over whether this is the correct classification.

An investor looking at companies with large R&D expenditures should think hard about whether a single company's R&D spending is an expense (like buying rubber to produce tires) or whether it is an investment (like buying machinery to produce tires more efficiently). Determining the answer to that question can have a large impact on how the company is valued.
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MCRL Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
NeoPhotonics 12.23M
ARM Holdings 88.68M
Advanced Photonix 1.164M

MCRL Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 11.14M Dec 2009
Maximum 15.34M Sep 2012
Average 12.80M
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