Qualcomm (QCOM)

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Qualcomm Research and Development Expense (TTM):

5.109B for Dec. 31, 2016
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Qualcomm Historical Research and Development Expense (TTM) Data

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Dec. 31, 2016 5.109B
Sept. 30, 2016 5.15B
June 30, 2016 5.278B
March 31, 2016 5.417B
Dec. 31, 2015 5.491B
Sept. 30, 2015 5.491B
June 30, 2015 5.498B
March 31, 2015 5.52B
Dec. 31, 2014 5.501B
Sept. 30, 2014 5.477B
June 30, 2014 5.462B
March 31, 2014 5.331B
Dec. 31, 2013 5.189B
Sept. 30, 2013 4.967B
June 30, 2013 4.732B
March 31, 2013 4.408B
Dec. 31, 2012 4.148B
Sept. 30, 2012 3.915B
June 30, 2012 3.652B
March 31, 2012 3.435B
Dec. 31, 2011 3.219B
Sept. 30, 2011 2.995B
June 30, 2011 2.773B
March 31, 2011 2.639B
Dec. 31, 2010 2.549B
Sept. 30, 2010 2.496B
June 30, 2010 2.481B
March 31, 2010 2.476B
Dec. 31, 2009 2.432B
Sept. 30, 2009 2.44B
June 30, 2009 2.447B
March 31, 2009 2.425B
Dec. 31, 2008 2.374B
Sept. 30, 2008 2.281B
June 30, 2008 2.141B
March 31, 2008 1.999B
Dec. 31, 2007 1.90B
Sept. 30, 2007 1.829B
June 30, 2007 1.76B
March 31, 2007 1.701B
Dec. 31, 2006 1.637B
Sept. 30, 2006 1.537B
June 30, 2006 1.396B
March 31, 2006 1.26B
Dec. 31, 2005 1.122B
Sept. 30, 2005 1.01B
June 30, 2005 946.43M
March 31, 2005 881.04M
Dec. 31, 2004 798.04M
Sept. 30, 2004 720.04M

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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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QCOM Research and Development Expense (TTM) Benchmarks

Intel 12.74B
Texas Instruments 1.37B

QCOM Research and Development Expense (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 3.435B Mar 2012
Maximum 5.52B Mar 2015
Average 4.959B

QCOM Research and Development Expense (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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