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Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT)
Research and Development
$290 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Weatherford International PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $74 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $290 Mil.


Definition

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

Weatherford International PLC Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 69 (Mar. 2014 ) + 75 (Jun. 2014 ) + 72 (Sep. 2014 ) + 74 (Dec. 2014 ) = $290 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.

Weatherford International PLC Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Research & Development 107149169193196216245257265290

Weatherford International PLC Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Research & Development 68636771656269757274
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