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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 Dec. 2014 was $1,406 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $6,116 Mil.
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 Dec. 2014 was 1796.49208521 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1402.40969049 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1510.72787983 (Sep. 2014 ) + 1406.08749507 (Dec. 2014 ) = $6,116 Mil.
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.
Honda Motor Co Ltd Annual Data
|Research & Development||4,446||4,352||4,706||5,819||5,755||5,108||5,972||6,303||5,912||6,196|
Honda Motor Co Ltd Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||1,793||1,653||1,642||1,457||1,523||1,523||1,796||1,402||1,511||1,406|