Qualcomm Inc (QCOM)

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Qualcomm Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

1.38B for June 30, 2019
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June 30, 2019 1.38B
March 31, 2019 1.308B
Dec. 31, 2018 1.269B
Sept. 30, 2018 1.388B
June 30, 2018 1.416B
March 31, 2018 1.402B
Dec. 31, 2017 1.42B
Sept. 30, 2017 1.398B
June 30, 2017 1.391B
March 31, 2017 1.386B
Dec. 31, 2016 1.311B
Sept. 30, 2016 1.229B
June 30, 2016 1.268B
March 31, 2016 1.301B
Dec. 31, 2015 1.352B
Sept. 30, 2015 1.357B
June 30, 2015 1.407B
March 31, 2015 1.375B
Dec. 31, 2014 1.352B
Sept. 30, 2014 1.364B
June 30, 2014 1.429B
March 31, 2014 1.356B
Dec. 31, 2013 1.328B
Sept. 30, 2013 1.349B
June 30, 2013 1.298B
March 31, 2013 1.214B
Dec. 31, 2012 1.106B
Sept. 30, 2012 1.114B
June 30, 2012 974.00M
March 31, 2012 954.00M
Dec. 31, 2011 873.00M
Sept. 30, 2011 851.00M
June 30, 2011 757.00M
March 31, 2011 738.00M
Dec. 31, 2010 649.00M
Sept. 30, 2010 629.00M
June 30, 2010 623.00M
March 31, 2010 648.00M
Dec. 31, 2009 596.00M
Sept. 30, 2009 614.00M
June 30, 2009 618.00M
March 31, 2009 604.00M
Dec. 31, 2008 604.00M
Sept. 30, 2008 621.00M
June 30, 2008 596.00M
March 31, 2008 553.00M
Dec. 31, 2007 511.00M
Sept. 30, 2007 481.00M
June 30, 2007 454.00M
March 31, 2007 454.00M

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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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Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Western Digital Corp 523.00M
Apple Inc 4.257B
Applied Materials Inc 515.00M

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

Minimum 1.229B Sep 2016
Maximum 1.42B Dec 2017
Average 1.354B

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

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

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