Qihoo 360 Technology Co (QIHU)

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Qihoo 360 Technology Co Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

116.68M for June 30, 2015

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Qihoo 360 Technology Co Historical Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Data

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June 30, 2015 116.68M
March 31, 2015 111.98M
Dec. 31, 2014 113.04M
Sept. 30, 2014 107.63M
June 30, 2014 100.93M
March 31, 2014 84.64M
Dec. 31, 2013 76.25M
Sept. 30, 2013 68.46M
June 30, 2013 60.33M
March 31, 2013 50.21M
Dec. 31, 2012 52.17M
Sept. 30, 2012 41.48M
June 30, 2012 34.88M
March 31, 2012 27.74M
Dec. 31, 2011 23.30M
Sept. 30, 2011 16.89M
June 30, 2011 11.95M
March 31, 2011 12.82M
Sept. 30, 2010
June 30, 2010 5.366M
March 31, 2010 4.873M

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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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QIHU Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

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

Minimum 11.95M Jun 2011
Maximum 116.68M Jun 2015
Average 61.74M

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

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

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