Snap Inc (SNAP)

14.46 +0.08  +0.56% NYSE Nov 13, 09:56 Delayed 2m USD

Snap Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

211.60M for Sept. 30, 2019
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Sept. 30, 2019 211.60M
June 30, 2019 236.20M
March 31, 2019 216.18M
Dec. 31, 2018 164.44M
Sept. 30, 2018 203.51M
June 30, 2018 203.25M
March 31, 2018 200.99M
Dec. 31, 2017 233.84M
   
Sept. 30, 2017 239.44M
June 30, 2017 255.74M
March 31, 2017 805.85M
Dec. 31, 2016 64.96M
Sept. 30, 2016 54.56M
June 30, 2016 36.05M
March 31, 2016 28.10M

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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

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Alphabet Inc 6.554B
Pinterest Inc 167.70M
Facebook Inc 3.548B

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

Minimum 28.10M Mar 2016
Maximum 805.85M Mar 2017
Average 210.31M
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