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AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV)
Research and Development
$4,643 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. AbbVie Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $1,194 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $4,643 Mil.


Definition

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

AbbVie Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was 1418 (Sep. 2015 ) + 1075 (Dec. 2015 ) + 956 (Mar. 2016 ) + 1194 (Jun. 2016 ) = $4,643 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.

AbbVie Inc Annual Data

Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 0001,7072,8083,2913,0663,1933,6494,435

AbbVie Inc Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
Research & Development 7728501,1209079381,0041,4181,0759561,194
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