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Honda Motor Co Ltd (NYSE:HMC)
Research and Development
$6,077 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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. 2013 was $1,518 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $6,077 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 Dec. 2013 was 1592.01292989 (Mar. 2013 ) + 1421.26754487 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1545.41270328 (Sep. 2013 ) + 1518.10410463 (Dec. 2013 ) = $6,077 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

Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13
Research & Development 4,1664,3664,3594,6405,7105,6934,9585,8626,3985,731

Honda Motor Co Ltd Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Research & Development 1,6661,7471,8161,5961,7731,5551,5921,4211,5451,518
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