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Zimmer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZMH)
Research and Development
$189 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Zimmer Holdings Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $48 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $189 Mil.


Definition

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

Zimmer Holdings Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 48.1 (Jun. 2014 ) + 46.1 (Sep. 2014 ) + 46.6 (Dec. 2014 ) + 48.4 (Mar. 2015 ) = $189 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.

Zimmer Holdings Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13May14
Research & Development 176188210192206219238226204170

Zimmer Holdings Inc Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14May14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Research & Development 5455494647048464748
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