Activision Blizzard (ATVI)

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Activision Blizzard Research and Development Expense (TTM):

1.103B for March 31, 2018
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Activision Blizzard Historical Research and Development Expense (TTM) Data

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March 31, 2018 1.103B
Dec. 31, 2017 1.069B
Sept. 30, 2017 1.035B
June 30, 2017 1.011B
March 31, 2017 1.008B
Dec. 31, 2016 958.00M
Sept. 30, 2016 866.00M
June 30, 2016 776.00M
March 31, 2016 676.00M
Dec. 31, 2015 646.00M
Sept. 30, 2015 637.00M
June 30, 2015 609.00M
March 31, 2015 572.00M
Dec. 31, 2014 570.00M
Sept. 30, 2014 583.00M
June 30, 2014 592.00M
March 31, 2014 603.00M
Dec. 31, 2013 585.00M
Sept. 30, 2013 608.00M
June 30, 2013 593.00M
March 31, 2013 615.00M
Dec. 31, 2012 604.00M
Sept. 30, 2012 623.00M
June 30, 2012 631.00M
March 31, 2012 602.00M
Dec. 31, 2011 630.00M
Sept. 30, 2011 656.00M
June 30, 2011 641.00M
March 31, 2011 625.00M
Dec. 31, 2010 626.00M
Sept. 30, 2010 626.00M
June 30, 2010 630.00M
March 31, 2010 653.00M
Dec. 31, 2009 627.00M
Sept. 30, 2009 540.00M
June 30, 2009 618.00M
March 31, 2009 545.04M
Dec. 31, 2008 507.09M
Sept. 30, 2008 453.59M
June 30, 2008 286.68M
March 31, 2008 269.54M
Dec. 31, 2007 235.16M
Sept. 30, 2007 147.82M
June 30, 2007 140.34M
March 31, 2007 133.07M
Dec. 31, 2006 121.35M
Sept. 30, 2006 137.44M
June 30, 2006 140.20M
March 31, 2006 132.38M
Dec. 31, 2005 121.14M

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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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ATVI Research and Development Expense (TTM) Benchmarks

Microsoft 14.31B
Take-Two Interactive 196.37M
Electronic Arts 1.32B

ATVI Research and Development Expense (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 570.00M Dec 2014
Maximum 1.103B Mar 2018
Average 755.00M

ATVI Research and Development Expense (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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