Ciena Corp (CIEN)

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Ciena Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

128.63M for Jan. 31, 2019
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Ciena Corp Historical Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Data

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Jan. 31, 2019 128.63M
Oct. 31, 2018 134.98M
July 31, 2018 121.13M
April 30, 2018 116.92M
Jan. 31, 2018 118.52M
Oct. 31, 2017 119.11M
July 31, 2017 117.73M
April 30, 2017 121.62M
Jan. 31, 2017 116.87M
Oct. 31, 2016 112.45M
July 31, 2016 116.70M
April 30, 2016 114.60M
Jan. 31, 2016 108.05M
Oct. 31, 2015 107.86M
July 31, 2015 100.38M
April 30, 2015 105.20M
Jan. 31, 2015 100.76M
Oct. 31, 2014 98.51M
July 31, 2014 97.68M
April 30, 2014 103.49M
Jan. 31, 2014 101.50M
Oct. 31, 2013 100.43M
July 31, 2013 93.07M
April 30, 2013 100.79M
Jan. 31, 2013 89.12M
Oct. 31, 2012 95.80M
July 31, 2012 88.32M
April 30, 2012 90.40M
Jan. 31, 2012 89.66M
Oct. 31, 2011 91.23M
July 31, 2011 93.22M
April 30, 2011 99.62M
Jan. 31, 2011 95.79M
Oct. 31, 2010 105.58M
July 31, 2010 100.87M
April 30, 2010 71.14M
Jan. 31, 2010 50.03M
Oct. 31, 2009 49.70M
July 31, 2009 44.44M
April 30, 2009 49.48M
Jan. 31, 2009 46.70M
Oct. 31, 2008 47.14M
July 31, 2008 47.81M
April 30, 2008 44.63M
Jan. 31, 2008 35.44M
Oct. 31, 2007 34.13M
July 31, 2007 31.67M
April 30, 2007 31.64M
Jan. 31, 2007 29.85M
Oct. 31, 2006 26.56M

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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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CIEN Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Cisco Systems Inc 1.659B
CommScope Holding Co Inc 50.20M
Acacia Communications Inc 30.95M

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

Minimum 97.68M Jul 2014
Maximum 134.98M Oct 2018
Average 113.56M

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

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

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