PMC-Sierra (PMCS)

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PMC-Sierra Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

48.44M for Sept. 30, 2014

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Sept. 30, 2014 48.44M
June 30, 2014 49.39M
March 31, 2014 50.15M
Dec. 31, 2013 54.01M
Sept. 30, 2013 50.73M
June 30, 2013 51.68M
March 31, 2013 54.62M
Dec. 31, 2012 49.55M
Sept. 30, 2012 55.60M
June 30, 2012 56.70M
March 31, 2012 59.07M
Dec. 31, 2011 56.52M
Sept. 30, 2011 59.67M
June 30, 2011 56.42M
March 31, 2011 54.50M
Dec. 31, 2010 51.57M
Sept. 30, 2010 50.18M
June 30, 2010 43.65M
March 31, 2010 42.07M
Dec. 31, 2009 38.35M
Sept. 30, 2009 35.82M
June 30, 2009 36.38M
March 31, 2009 38.63M
Dec. 31, 2008 40.65M
Sept. 30, 2008 39.69M
   
June 30, 2008 40.00M
March 31, 2008 37.31M
Dec. 31, 2007 37.42M
Sept. 30, 2007 35.56M
June 30, 2007 41.64M
March 31, 2007 44.52M
Dec. 31, 2006 41.71M
Sept. 30, 2006 41.61M
June 30, 2006 41.59M
March 31, 2006 33.75M
Dec. 31, 2005 30.64M
Sept. 30, 2005 27.20M
June 30, 2005 29.46M
March 31, 2005 31.42M
Dec. 31, 2004 30.83M
Sept. 30, 2004 30.17M
June 30, 2004 30.69M
March 31, 2004 28.80M
Dec. 31, 2003 28.59M
Sept. 30, 2003 27.76M
June 30, 2003 32.17M
March 31, 2003 30.95M
Dec. 31, 2002 33.08M
Sept. 30, 2002 33.98M
June 30, 2002 34.44M

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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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PMCS Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

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Broadcom 573.00M
EZChip Semiconductor 7.953M
Analog Devices 154.80M

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

Minimum 38.35M Dec 2009
Maximum 59.67M Sep 2011
Average 51.64M

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

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

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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