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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO)
Research and Development
$695 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2015)

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. 2015 was $172 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $695 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. 2015 was 182.5 (Dec. 2014 ) + 165.8 (Mar. 2015 ) + 174.6 (Jun. 2015 ) + 171.6 (Sep. 2015 ) = $695 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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 170239249246285340376396691692

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Research & Development 96105150184175183166175172180
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