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Facebook Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

2.052B for Sept. 30, 2017
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Facebook Historical Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Data

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Sept. 30, 2017 2.052B
June 30, 2017 1.919B
March 31, 2017 1.834B
Dec. 31, 2016 1.563B
Sept. 30, 2016 1.542B
June 30, 2016 1.471B
March 31, 2016 1.343B
Dec. 31, 2015 1.314B
Sept. 30, 2015 1.271B
June 30, 2015 1.17B
March 31, 2015 1.062B
Dec. 31, 2014 1.111B
Sept. 30, 2014 608.00M
June 30, 2014 492.00M
   
March 31, 2014 455.00M
Dec. 31, 2013 409.00M
Sept. 30, 2013 369.00M
June 30, 2013 344.00M
March 31, 2013 293.00M
Dec. 31, 2012 297.00M
Sept. 30, 2012 244.00M
June 30, 2012 705.00M
March 31, 2012 153.00M
Dec. 31, 2011 124.00M
Sept. 30, 2011 108.00M
June 30, 2011 99.00M
March 31, 2011 57.00M

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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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FB Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Benchmarks
Alphabet 4.205B
Salesforce.com 394.00M
Microsoft 3.574B

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

Minimum 293.00M Mar 2013
Maximum 2.052B Sep 2017
Average 1.046B

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

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

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