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Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)
Research and Development
$697 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Agilent Technologies Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $176 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was $697 Mil.


Definition

This is the expense the company spent on research and development.

Agilent Technologies Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was 171 (Jul. 2013 ) + 173 (Oct. 2013 ) + 177 (Jan. 2014 ) + 176 (Apr. 2014 ) = $697 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

If competitive advantage is created by a patent or tech advantage, at some point it will disappear.

High R&D usually dictates high SG&A which threatens the competitive advantage.


Related Terms

Gross Profit


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Agilent Technologies Inc Annual Data

Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13
Research & Development 599650655685704642612649668704

Agilent Technologies Inc Quarterly Data

Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
Research & Development 162166162178179181171173177176
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