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What tech companies spent on R&D relative to revenue


Alice Truong

Relative to overall revenue, Huawei is actually spending more on R&D (14.2% of revenue) than Microsoft (12%) and Amazon (10.4%), and isn’t far behind Google (14.9%). However, tech companies with lower revenues—such as Facebook, which reported revenue of $12.47 billion last year, and Twitter, which reported $1.4 billion—are investing more of their top line in innovation, respectively at 21% and 49%. (One interesting thing to note in the chart below is how little Apple has put into R&D as a percentage of revenue—just 3% in 2014.)

Last updated: 4 years ago

Data: SEC filings

Last updated: 4 years ago  |  Data: SEC filings