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Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Research & Development
$0 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Rio Tinto PLC's research and development for the six months ended in Dec. 2016 was $0 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 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 Dec. 2016 was $0 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.

Rio Tinto PLC Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 6930700000000

Rio Tinto PLC Semi-Annual Data

Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13Jun14Dec14Jun15Dec15Jun16Dec16
Research & Development 0000000000
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