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Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT)
Research and Development
$231 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2015)

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. 2015 was $52 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was $231 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. 2015 was 64 (Mar. 2015 ) + 59 (Jun. 2015 ) + 56 (Sep. 2015 ) + 52 (Dec. 2015 ) = $231 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

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 149169193195214245257265290231

Weatherford International PLC Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Research & Development 65626975727464595652
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