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Baker Hughes Inc (NYSE:BHI)
Research and Development
$572 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Baker Hughes Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $143 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $572 Mil.


Definition

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

Baker Hughes Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 131 (Jun. 2013 ) + 142 (Sep. 2013 ) + 156 (Dec. 2013 ) + 143 (Mar. 2014 ) = $572 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.

Baker Hughes Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 00339372426397429462497556

Baker Hughes Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Research & Development 131124128118127127131142156143
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