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Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB)
Research and Development
$1,025 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Schlumberger Ltd's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $253 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $1,025 Mil.


Definition

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

Schlumberger Ltd Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 275 (Dec. 2015 ) + 240 (Mar. 2016 ) + 257 (Jun. 2016 ) + 253 (Sep. 2016 ) = $1,025 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.

Schlumberger Ltd Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 6197288198029191,0611,1531,1741,2171,094

Schlumberger Ltd Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
Research & Development 309301324267279273275240257253
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