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Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX)
Research & Development
$639 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Baxter International Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $128 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $639 Mil.


Definition

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

Baxter International Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was 195 (Jun. 2016 ) + 159 (Sep. 2016 ) + 157 (Dec. 2016 ) + 128 (Mar. 2017 ) = $639 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.

Baxter International Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 7608689179159461,081582610603647

Baxter International Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Research & Development 156143151148161136195159157128
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