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Mettler-Toledo International Inc (NYSE:MTD)
Research and Development
$120 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Mettler-Toledo International Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $30 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $120 Mil.


Definition

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

Mettler-Toledo International Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 28.973 (Mar. 2016 ) + 30.701 (Jun. 2016 ) + 30.139 (Sep. 2016 ) + 30.155 (Dec. 2016 ) = $120 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 921029097116113116123119120

Mettler-Toledo International Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 30312830303129313030
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