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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO)
Research and Development
$707 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2015 was $166 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $707 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 Mar. 2015 was 183.7 (Jun. 2014 ) + 175.2 (Sep. 2014 ) + 182.5 (Dec. 2014 ) + 165.8 (Mar. 2015 ) = $707 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

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Research & Development 153170239249246285340376396691

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Research & Development 99989796105150184175183166
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