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Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.B)
Research and Development
$1,074 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2016 was $243 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $1,074 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 Jun. 2016 was 291 (Sep. 2015 ) + 297 (Dec. 2015 ) + 243 (Mar. 2016 ) + 243 (Jun. 2016 ) = $1,074 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

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 001,2301,1251,0191,1231,3071,3181,2221,093

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
Research & Development 283274302363253252291297243243
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