Annual research and development expenditure of Snap from 2015 to 2017 (in million U.S. dollars)

Snap research and development spending 2015-2017 This statistic presents the annual research and development expenditure of Snap Inc. from 2015 to 2017. In the most recently reported year, the social app company spent 1.5 billion U.S. dollars on R&D, up from 183.7 million in 2016.
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Annual spending in million U.S. dollars
201582.24%
2016183.68%
2017*1,534.86%
Annual spending in million U.S. dollars
201582.24%
2016183.68%
2017*1,534.86%
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This statistic presents the annual research and development expenditure of Snap Inc. from 2015 to 2017. In the most recently reported year, the social app company spent 1.5 billion U.S. dollars on R&D, up from 183.7 million in 2016.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
Worldwide
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2015 to 2017
Supplementary notes
*2017 increase was mainly due to a $1.1 billion increase in stock-based compensation expense primarily due to the recognition of expense related to RSUs with a performance condition satisfied on the effectiveness of the registration statement for Snap's IPO in March 2017

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