Netflix Inc (NFLX)

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Netflix Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

372.76M for March 31, 2019
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Netflix Inc Historical Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Data

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March 31, 2019 372.76M
Dec. 31, 2018 276.84M
Sept. 30, 2018 327.03M
June 30, 2018 317.21M
March 31, 2018 282.31M
Dec. 31, 2017 174.28M
Sept. 30, 2017 255.24M
June 30, 2017 267.08M
March 31, 2017 257.11M
Dec. 31, 2016 153.32M
Sept. 30, 2016 216.10M
June 30, 2016 207.30M
March 31, 2016 203.51M
Dec. 31, 2015 180.86M
Sept. 30, 2015 171.76M
June 30, 2015 155.06M
March 31, 2015 143.11M
Dec. 31, 2014 125.88M
Sept. 30, 2014 120.95M
June 30, 2014 115.18M
March 31, 2014 110.31M
Dec. 31, 2013 98.13M
Sept. 30, 2013 95.54M
June 30, 2013 93.13M
March 31, 2013 91.98M
Dec. 31, 2012 82.14M
Sept. 30, 2012 82.52M
June 30, 2012 81.55M
March 31, 2012 82.80M
Dec. 31, 2011 80.78M
Sept. 30, 2011 69.48M
June 30, 2011 57.86M
March 31, 2011 50.90M
Dec. 31, 2010 45.96M
Sept. 30, 2010 42.11M
June 30, 2010 37.86M
March 31, 2010 37.40M
Dec. 31, 2009 33.21M
Sept. 30, 2009 30.01M
June 30, 2009 27.12M
March 31, 2009 24.20M
Dec. 31, 2008 24.05M
Sept. 30, 2008 23.37M
June 30, 2008 22.19M
March 31, 2008 20.27M
Dec. 31, 2007 18.56M
Sept. 30, 2007 18.22M
June 30, 2007 18.91M
March 31, 2007 15.72M
Dec. 31, 2006 13.20M

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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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NFLX Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

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

Minimum 115.18M Jun 2014
Maximum 372.76M Mar 2019
Average 216.14M

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

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

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