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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Hospira Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $90 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was $411 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Hospira Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was 86.3 (Sep. 2014 ) + 99.1 (Dec. 2014 ) + 135.4 (Mar. 2015 ) + 89.8 (Jun. 2015 ) = $411 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.
Hospira Inc Annual Data
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Hospira Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||74||74||70||84||83||76||86||99||135||90|