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Mettler-Toledo International Inc (NYSE:MTD)
Research and Development
$120 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2015)

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 Jun. 2015 was $30 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 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 Jun. 2015 was 30.352 (Sep. 2014 ) + 31.323 (Dec. 2014 ) + 28.461 (Mar. 2015 ) + 29.794 (Jun. 2015 ) = $120 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

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Research & Development 8283921029097116113116123

Mettler-Toledo International Inc Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
Research & Development 28292931293230312830
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