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SAP Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

837.23M for Dec. 31, 2014

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Dec. 31, 2014 837.23M
Sept. 30, 2014 722.29M
June 30, 2014 776.46M
March 31, 2014 752.22M
Dec. 31, 2013 824.83M
Sept. 30, 2013 731.58M
June 30, 2013 740.52M
March 31, 2013 735.06M
Dec. 31, 2012 808.34M
Sept. 30, 2012 683.72M
June 30, 2012 728.98M
March 31, 2012 685.82M
Dec. 31, 2011 723.64M
Sept. 30, 2011 616.52M
June 30, 2011 673.54M
March 31, 2011 680.30M
Dec. 31, 2010 659.98M
Sept. 30, 2010 584.91M
June 30, 2010 504.90M
March 31, 2010 543.86M
Dec. 31, 2009 695.38M
Sept. 30, 2009 546.23M
June 30, 2009 507.95M
March 31, 2009 476.99M
Dec. 31, 2008 516.51M
Sept. 30, 2008 595.47M
June 30, 2008 657.58M
March 31, 2008 608.03M
Dec. 31, 2007 595.73M
Sept. 30, 2007 491.57M
June 30, 2007 476.18M
March 31, 2007 444.50M
Dec. 31, 2006 486.36M
Sept. 30, 2006 422.91M
June 30, 2006 397.46M
March 31, 2006 374.21M
Dec. 31, 2005 365.04M
Sept. 30, 2005 309.32M
June 30, 2005 379.37M
March 31, 2005 349.15M
Dec. 31, 2004 373.03M
Sept. 30, 2004 293.14M
June 30, 2004 314.19M
March 31, 2004 287.92M
Dec. 31, 2003 373.87M
Sept. 30, 2003 250.05M
June 30, 2003 273.40M
March 31, 2003 233.62M
Dec. 31, 2002 263.44M
Sept. 30, 2002 191.12M

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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

Oracle 1.37B 205.99M
IBM 1.32B

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

Minimum 504.90M Jun 2010
Maximum 837.23M Dec 2014
Average 700.74M

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

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

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