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Shire PLC (NAS:SHPG)
Research and Development
$1,106 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Shire PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $295 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $1,106 Mil.


Definition

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

Shire PLC Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was 241.2 (Sep. 2015 ) + 353.2 (Dec. 2015 ) + 217.1 (Mar. 2016 ) + 294.8 (Jun. 2016 ) = $1,106 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.

Shire PLC Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 3875675276406627719539331,0681,564

Shire PLC Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
Research & Development 361237229242194776241353217295
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