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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. BHP Billiton Ltd's research and development for the six months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $64 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. BHP Billiton Ltd Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $64 Mil.
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.
BHP Billiton Ltd Annual Data
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BHP Billiton Ltd Semi-Annual Data
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