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Eaton Corp PLC (NYSE:ETN)
Research and Development
$661 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Eaton Corp PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $168 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $661 Mil.


Definition

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

Eaton Corp PLC Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 166 (Sep. 2013 ) + 165 (Dec. 2013 ) + 162 (Mar. 2014 ) + 168 (Jun. 2014 ) = $661 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.

Eaton Corp PLC Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 261287321335417395425417439644

Eaton Corp PLC Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Research & Development 105106102126152161166165162168
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