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Eaton Corporation PLC (NYSE:ETN)
Research and Development
$644 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Eaton Corporation PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $165 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $644 Mil.


Definition

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

Eaton Corporation PLC Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 152 (Mar. 2013 ) + 161 (Jun. 2013 ) + 166 (Sep. 2013 ) + 165 (Dec. 2013 ) = $644 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 Corporation PLC Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 259279315335417395425417439644

Eaton Corporation PLC Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Research & Development 104101105106102126152161166165
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