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Sap Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

833.26M for Dec. 31, 2013

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Dec. 31, 2013 833.26M
Sept. 30, 2013 744.44M
June 30, 2013 739.14M
March 31, 2013 713.85M
Dec. 31, 2012 825.49M
Sept. 30, 2012 706.35M
June 30, 2012 706.64M
March 31, 2012 696.31M
Dec. 31, 2011 695.74M
Sept. 30, 2011 590.24M
June 30, 2011 671.95M
March 31, 2011 702.73M
Dec. 31, 2010 642.71M
Sept. 30, 2010 614.76M
June 30, 2010 483.80M
March 31, 2010 527.57M
Dec. 31, 2009 675.51M
Sept. 30, 2009 557.40M
June 30, 2009 525.41M
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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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SAP Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Oracle 1.292B
Salesforce.com 173.09M
IBM 1.501B

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

Minimum 483.80M Jun 2010
Maximum 833.26M Dec 2013
Average 665.96M
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