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Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc (NYSE:SWM)
Research and Development
$14.0 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $3.5 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was $14.0 Mil.


Definition

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

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was 3.3 (Mar. 2015 ) + 3.7 (Jun. 2015 ) + 3.5 (Sep. 2015 ) + 3.5 (Dec. 2015 ) = $14.0 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.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 7.38.08.38.08.59.29.915.315.714.0

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Research & Development 3.64.24.14.23.63.83.33.73.53.5
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