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Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)
Research and Development
$1,222 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $363 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $1,222 Mil.


Definition

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

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 283 (Mar. 2014 ) + 274 (Jun. 2014 ) + 302 (Sep. 2014 ) + 363 (Dec. 2014 ) = $1,222 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.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Research & Development 0001,2301,1251,0191,1251,3141,3181,222

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Research & Development 311419294305291428283274302363
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