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NRG Energy Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

21.00M for June 30, 2014

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June 30, 2014 21.00M
March 31, 2014 19.00M
Dec. 31, 2013 21.00M
Sept. 30, 2013 27.00M
June 30, 2013 21.00M
March 31, 2013 18.00M
Dec. 31, 2012 16.00M
Sept. 30, 2012 24.00M
June 30, 2012 15.00M
March 31, 2012 13.00M
Dec. 31, 2011 13.00M
Sept. 30, 2011 11.00M
June 30, 2011 12.00M
   
March 31, 2011 9.00M
Dec. 31, 2010 19.00M
Sept. 30, 2010 14.00M
June 30, 2010 13.00M
March 31, 2010 9.00M
Dec. 31, 2009 14.00M
Sept. 30, 2009 12.00M
June 30, 2009 9.00M
March 31, 2009 13.00M
Dec. 31, 2008
Sept. 30, 2008
June 30, 2008 4.00M
March 31, 2008 12.00M

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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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NRG Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

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Fuelcell Energy 4.392M
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NRG Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 9.000M Mar 2010
Maximum 27.00M Sep 2013
Average 16.26M

NRG Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: r_and_d_expense
  • Latest data point: =YCP("NRG", "r_and_d_expense")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("NRG", "r_and_d_expense", -4)

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