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FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
Research and Development
$128 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. FMC Corporation's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $38 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $128 Mil.


Definition

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

FMC Corporation Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 26.1 (Mar. 2014 ) + 33.2 (Jun. 2014 ) + 30.6 (Sep. 2014 ) + 38.4 (Dec. 2014 ) = $128 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.

FMC Corporation Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Research & Development 9497959493101105112118128

FMC Corporation Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Research & Development 28302828293326333138
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