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Campbell Soup Co (NYSE:CPB)
Research & Development
$120 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Campbell Soup Co's research and development for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $25 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was $120 Mil.


Definition

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

Campbell Soup Co Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was 31 (Apr. 2016 ) + 38 (Jul. 2016 ) + 26 (Oct. 2016 ) + 25 (Jan. 2017 ) = $120 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Campbell Soup Co Annual Data

Jul07Jul08Jul09Jul10Jul11Jul12Jul13Jul14Jul15Jul16
Research & Development 111115114123120116128121117124

Campbell Soup Co Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
Research & Development 29253034322331382625
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