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Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc (NYSE:SPB)
Research and Development
$48 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $11 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $48 Mil.


Definition

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

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 12.338 (Mar. 2014 ) + 12.163 (Jun. 2014 ) + 12.597 (Sep. 2014 ) + 11.2 (Dec. 2014 ) = $48 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.

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc Annual Data

Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
Research & Development 0000243133334348

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Research & Development 981211121112121311
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