Plug Power Inc (PLUG)

3.15 +0.06  +1.94% NASDAQ Dec 6, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Plug Power Research and Development Expense (Annual):

33.91M for Dec. 31, 2018
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Dec. 31, 2018 33.91M
Dec. 31, 2017 28.69M
Dec. 31, 2016 21.18M
Dec. 31, 2015 14.95M
Dec. 31, 2014 6.469M
Dec. 31, 2013 3.121M
Dec. 31, 2012 5.434M
Dec. 31, 2011 5.656M
Dec. 31, 2010 12.90M
Dec. 31, 2009 16.32M
Dec. 31, 2008 34.99M
Dec. 31, 2007 39.22M
Dec. 31, 2006 41.58M
Dec. 31, 2005 36.32M
Dec. 31, 2004 35.20M
Dec. 31, 2003 40.07M
Dec. 31, 2002 40.29M
Dec. 31, 2001 60.60M
Dec. 31, 2000 70.89M
Dec. 31, 1999 20.51M
Dec. 31, 1998 4.60M

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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 (Annual) Benchmarks

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

Minimum 6.469M 2014
Maximum 33.91M 2018
Average 21.04M



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