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157.50 +0.37  +0.24% NYSE Jul 17, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

554.00M for April 30, 2019
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April 30, 2019 554.00M
Jan. 31, 2019 518.00M
Oct. 31, 2018 481.00M
July 31, 2018 463.00M
April 30, 2018 424.00M
Jan. 31, 2018 396.00M
Oct. 31, 2017 394.00M
July 31, 2017 387.00M
April 30, 2017 376.00M
Jan. 31, 2017 344.06M
Oct. 31, 2016 311.46M
July 31, 2016 291.51M
April 30, 2016 260.97M
Jan. 31, 2016 250.86M
Oct. 31, 2015 239.21M
July 31, 2015 234.10M
April 30, 2015 222.13M
Jan. 31, 2015 205.99M
Oct. 31, 2014 195.46M
July 31, 2014 203.11M
April 30, 2014 188.36M
Jan. 31, 2014 173.09M
Oct. 31, 2013 170.69M
July 31, 2013 148.08M
April 30, 2013 131.94M
Jan. 31, 2013 121.19M
Oct. 31, 2012 114.07M
July 31, 2012 99.44M
April 30, 2012 94.78M
Jan. 31, 2012 80.61M
Oct. 31, 2011 76.05M
July 31, 2011 73.39M
April 30, 2011 65.29M
Jan. 31, 2011 57.53M
Oct. 31, 2010 47.30M
July 31, 2010 42.93M
April 30, 2010 40.12M
Jan. 31, 2010 36.45M
Oct. 31, 2009 32.76M
July 31, 2009 31.10M
April 30, 2009 31.58M
Jan. 31, 2009 29.46M
Oct. 31, 2008 26.27M
July 31, 2008 24.03M
April 30, 2008 19.77M
Jan. 31, 2008 17.70M
Oct. 31, 2007 16.89M
July 31, 2007 15.10M
April 30, 2007 14.12M
Jan. 31, 2007 13.33M

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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

Adobe Inc 475.96M
Microsoft Corp 4.316B
Oracle Corp 1.562B

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

Minimum 195.46M Oct 2014
Maximum 554.00M Apr 2019
Average 337.59M

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

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

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