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ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB)
Research and Development
$1,480 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. ABB Ltd's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $346 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was $1,480 Mil.


Definition

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

ABB Ltd Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was 390 (Jun. 2014 ) + 357 (Sep. 2014 ) + 387 (Dec. 2014 ) + 346 (Jun. 2015 ) = $1,480 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.

ABB Ltd Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Research & Development 00001,0371,0821,3711,4641,4701,499

ABB Ltd Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Jun15
Research & Development 390361343351415365390357387346
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