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Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT)
Research and Development
$1,311 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Abbott Laboratories's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $313 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $1,311 Mil.


Definition

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

Abbott Laboratories Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 335 (Jun. 2014 ) + 307 (Sep. 2014 ) + 356 (Dec. 2014 ) + 313 (Mar. 2015 ) = $1,311 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.

Abbott Laboratories Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Research & Development 1,8212,2552,5062,6892,7444,0384,1294,3221,4521,345

Abbott Laboratories Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Research & Development 1,141346363357386369335307356313
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