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Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
Research and Development
$100 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Esterline Technologies's research and development for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $27 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was $100 Mil.


Definition

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

Esterline Technologies Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was 24.103 (Jul. 2013 ) + 22.899 (Oct. 2013 ) + 26.506 (Jan. 2014 ) + 26.801 (Apr. 2014 ) = $100 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.

Esterline Technologies Annual Data

Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13
Research & Development 284253718766709510896

Esterline Technologies Quarterly Data

Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
Research & Development 26302725232624232727
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