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82.14 +0.53  +0.65% NYSE Mar 28, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

344.19M for Jan. 31, 2017
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Jan. 31, 2017 344.19M
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
Oct. 31, 2006 11.45M
July 31, 2006 11.01M
April 30, 2006 8.825M
Jan. 31, 2006 6.956M
Oct. 31, 2005 6.602M
July 31, 2005 5.47M
April 30, 2005 4.302M
Jan. 31, 2005 3.159M
Oct. 31, 2004 2.462M

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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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CRM Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Adobe Systems 285.08M
Microsoft 3.062B
Oracle 1.521B

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

Minimum 94.78M Apr 2012
Maximum 344.19M Jan 2017
Average 200.03M

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

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

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