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Mettler-Toledo International Inc (NYSE:MTD)
Research and Development
$118 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

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 Mar. 2014 was $29 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $118 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 Mar. 2014 was 29.003 (Jun. 2013 ) + 29.046 (Sep. 2013 ) + 30.597 (Dec. 2013 ) + 29.497 (Mar. 2014 ) = $118 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.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 838283921029097116113116

Mettler-Toledo International Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Research & Development 30292828282829293129
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