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Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Research and Development
$0 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Rio Tinto PLC's research and development for the six months ended in Jun. 2014 was $0 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $0 Mil.


Definition

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

For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. Rio Tinto PLC Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $0 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.

Rio Tinto PLC Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 16201569000000

Rio Tinto PLC Semi-Annual Data

Dec09Jun10Dec10Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13Jun14
Research & Development 0000000000
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