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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Weatherford International Ltd's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $62 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $265 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Weatherford International Ltd Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 67 (Mar. 2013 ) + 71 (Jun. 2013 ) + 65 (Sep. 2013 ) + 62 (Dec. 2013 ) = $265 Mil.
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.
Weatherford International Ltd Annual Data
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Weatherford International Ltd Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||59||64||62||64||68||63||67||71||65||62|