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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. 2014 was $0 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil.
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. 2014 was $0 Mil.
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.
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.
Rio Tinto PLC Annual Data
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Rio Tinto PLC Semi-Annual Data
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