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Twitter Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

146.25M for March 31, 2019
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Historical Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Data

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March 31, 2019 146.25M
Dec. 31, 2018 141.17M
Sept. 30, 2018 150.76M
June 30, 2018 138.57M
March 31, 2018 123.35M
Dec. 31, 2017 134.00M
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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Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Facebook Inc 2.86B
Alphabet Inc 6.029B
Snap Inc 216.18M

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

Minimum 123.35M Mar 2018
Maximum 210.06M Dec 2015
Average 165.22M

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

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

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