Snap research and development spending 2015-2018

This statistic presents the annual research and development expenditure of Snap Inc. from 2015 to 2018. In the most recently reported year, the social app company spent 772.2 million U.S. dollars on R&D, up from 183.7 million in 2016.

Annual research and development expenditure of Snap from 2015 to 2018

Annual spending in million U.S. dollars
2018772.19%
2017*1,534.86%
2016183.68%
201582.24%
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

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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