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Twitter Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

136.12M for Sept. 30, 2017
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Twitter Historical Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Data

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Sept. 30, 2017 136.12M
June 30, 2017 143.17M
March 31, 2017 128.73M
Dec. 31, 2016 202.13M
Sept. 30, 2016 177.05M
June 30, 2016 178.51M
March 31, 2016 155.79M
Dec. 31, 2015 210.06M
Sept. 30, 2015 207.94M
June 30, 2015 198.91M
March 31, 2015 189.75M
Dec. 31, 2014 181.72M
Sept. 30, 2014 183.34M
June 30, 2014 177.10M
March 31, 2014 149.39M
Dec. 31, 2013 394.85M
Sept. 30, 2013 87.31M
June 30, 2013 64.26M
March 31, 2013 47.57M
Dec. 31, 2012 40.34M
Sept. 30, 2012 32.32M

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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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TWTR Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

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

Minimum 40.34M Dec 2012
Maximum 394.85M Dec 2013
Average 162.70M

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

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

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