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Eaton Corp PLC (NYSE:ETN)
Research and Development
$626 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Eaton Corp PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $156 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $626 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 Sep. 2015 was 154 (Dec. 2014 ) + 158 (Mar. 2015 ) + 158 (Jun. 2015 ) + 156 (Sep. 2015 ) = $626 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

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Research & Development 279315335417395425417439644647

Eaton Corp PLC Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
Research & Development 161166165162168163154158158156
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