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1823.28 +7.80  +0.43% NASDAQ May 24, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

7.927B for March 31, 2019
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March 31, 2019 7.927B
Dec. 31, 2018 7.669B
Sept. 30, 2018 7.162B
June 30, 2018 7.247B
March 31, 2018 6.759B
Dec. 31, 2017 6.314B
Sept. 30, 2017 5.944B
June 30, 2017 5.549B
March 31, 2017 4.813B
Dec. 31, 2016 4.544B
Sept. 30, 2016 4.135B
June 30, 2016 3.88B
March 31, 2016 3.526B
Dec. 31, 2015 3.569B
Sept. 30, 2015 3.197B
June 30, 2015 3.02B
March 31, 2015 2.754B
Dec. 31, 2014 2.636B
Sept. 30, 2014 2.423B
June 30, 2014 2.226B
March 31, 2014 1.991B
Dec. 31, 2013 1.862B
Sept. 30, 2013 1.734B
June 30, 2013 1.586B
March 31, 2013 1.383B
Dec. 31, 2012 1.345B
Sept. 30, 2012 1.192B
June 30, 2012 1.082B
March 31, 2012 945.00M
Dec. 31, 2011 862.00M
Sept. 30, 2011 769.00M
June 30, 2011 698.00M
March 31, 2011 579.00M
Dec. 31, 2010 518.00M
Sept. 30, 2010 442.00M
June 30, 2010 408.00M
March 31, 2010 366.00M
Dec. 31, 2009 350.00M
Sept. 30, 2009 315.00M
June 30, 2009 299.00M
March 31, 2009
Dec. 31, 2008
Sept. 30, 2008
June 30, 2008 258.00M
March 31, 2008 234.00M
Dec. 31, 2007 222.00M
Sept. 30, 2007 209.00M
June 30, 2007 201.00M
March 31, 2007 186.00M
Dec. 31, 2006 177.00M

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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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AMZN Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

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

Minimum 2.226B Jun 2014
Maximum 7.927B Mar 2019
Average 4.765B

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

  • Metric Code: r_and_d_expense
  • Data Point Example: =YCP("AMZN", "r_and_d_expense")
  • Data Series Example: =YCS("AMZN", "r_and_d_expense", -4)

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