AppFolio Inc (APPF)

144.68 +3.67  +2.60% NASDAQ Feb 19, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

AppFolio Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

10.60M for Sept. 30, 2019
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Sept. 30, 2019 10.60M
June 30, 2019 9.339M
March 31, 2019 8.481M
Dec. 31, 2018 6.588M
Sept. 30, 2018 6.44M
June 30, 2018 5.75M
March 31, 2018 5.333M
Dec. 31, 2017 4.58M
Sept. 30, 2017 4.367M
June 30, 2017 4.002M
March 31, 2017 3.629M
Dec. 31, 2016 3.107M
   
Sept. 30, 2016 3.464M
June 30, 2016 3.024M
March 31, 2016 3.043M
Dec. 31, 2015 2.594M
Sept. 30, 2015 2.797M
June 30, 2015 2.154M
March 31, 2015 2.009M
Dec. 31, 2014 1.946M
Sept. 30, 2014 1.838M
June 30, 2014 1.576M
March 31, 2014 1.145M

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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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Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

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BroadVision Inc 0.322M
CSP Inc 0.672M
Amdocs Ltd 67.31M

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

Minimum 2.009M Mar 2015
Maximum 10.60M Sep 2019
Average 4.805M
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