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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $550 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $2,153 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 521 (Mar. 2013 ) + 542 (Jun. 2013 ) + 540 (Sep. 2013 ) + 550 (Dec. 2013 ) = $2,153 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.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Annual Data
|Research & Development||1,333||1,336||1,302||1,338||1,393||1,378||1,603||1,910||2,123||2,153|
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||546||527||508||533||521||561||521||542||540||550|