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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO)
Research & Development
$723 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $183 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $723 Mil.


Definition

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

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 180.3 (Dec. 2015 ) + 176.5 (Mar. 2016 ) + 182.4 (Jun. 2016 ) + 183.3 (Sep. 2016 ) = $723 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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 239249246285340376396691692755

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 175183166175172180177182183213
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