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Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.B)
Research and Development
$1,031 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

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 Sep. 2016 was $248 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $1,031 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 Sep. 2016 was 297 (Dec. 2015 ) + 243 (Mar. 2016 ) + 243 (Jun. 2016 ) + 248 (Sep. 2016 ) = $1,031 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.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 01,2301,1251,0191,1231,3071,3181,2221,0931,014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 302363253252291297243243248280
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