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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Research & Development
$0 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $0 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was $0 Mil.


Definition

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

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2017 was 0 (Apr. 2016 ) + 0 (Jul. 2016 ) + 0 (Oct. 2016 ) + 0 (Jan. 2017 ) = $0 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

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