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SAP Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

927.78M for Dec. 31, 2016
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Dec. 31, 2016 927.78M
Sept. 30, 2016 854.95M
June 30, 2016 802.14M
March 31, 2016 782.15M
Dec. 31, 2015 870.92M
Sept. 30, 2015 730.15M
June 30, 2015 804.49M
March 31, 2015 783.05M
Dec. 31, 2014 836.77M
Sept. 30, 2014 722.26M
June 30, 2014 776.30M
March 31, 2014 752.14M
Dec. 31, 2013 824.95M
Sept. 30, 2013 731.68M
June 30, 2013 740.58M
March 31, 2013 735.32M
Dec. 31, 2012 808.14M
Sept. 30, 2012 683.85M
June 30, 2012 729.33M
March 31, 2012 685.71M
Dec. 31, 2011 718.08M
Sept. 30, 2011 616.23M
June 30, 2011 674.29M
March 31, 2011 681.20M
Dec. 31, 2010 659.80M
Sept. 30, 2010 585.08M
June 30, 2010 505.34M
March 31, 2010 543.78M
Dec. 31, 2009 695.42M
Sept. 30, 2009 546.41M
June 30, 2009 508.59M
March 31, 2009 476.87M
Dec. 31, 2008 514.90M
Sept. 30, 2008 595.92M
June 30, 2008 658.13M
March 31, 2008 607.16M
Dec. 31, 2007 595.88M
Sept. 30, 2007 491.57M
June 30, 2007 476.13M
March 31, 2007 444.39M
Dec. 31, 2006 486.51M
Sept. 30, 2006 422.78M
June 30, 2006 397.66M
March 31, 2006 374.24M
Dec. 31, 2005 364.93M
Sept. 30, 2005 309.40M
June 30, 2005 379.40M
March 31, 2005 349.01M
Dec. 31, 2004 373.54M
Sept. 30, 2004 293.05M

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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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SAP Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

IBM 1.088B
Oracle 1.521B

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

Minimum 683.85M Sep 2012
Maximum 927.78M Dec 2016
Average 784.05M

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

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

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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