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Honda Motor Co Ltd (NYSE:HMC)
Research and Development
$6,222 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Honda Motor Co Ltd's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1,502 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $6,222 Mil.


Definition

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

Honda Motor Co Ltd Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 1518.10410463 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1794.42308068 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1406.86062512 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1502.3272089 (Sep. 2014 ) = $6,222 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.

Honda Motor Co Ltd Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
Research & Development 4,3664,3594,6405,7105,6934,9585,8626,3985,7316,189

Honda Motor Co Ltd Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Research & Development 1,5961,7731,5551,5921,4211,5451,5181,7941,4071,502
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