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Medtronic PLC  (NYSE:MDT) Research & Development: $2,185 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Medtronic PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $548 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2017 was $2,185 Mil.


Historical Data

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

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Medtronic PLC Annual Data

Apr08 Apr09 Apr10 Apr11 Apr12 Apr13 Apr14 Apr15 Apr16 Apr17
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1,557.00 1,477.00 1,640.00 2,224.00 2,193.00

Medtronic PLC Quarterly Data

Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 556.00 554.00 530.00 553.00 548.00

Calculation

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

Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2017 was 554 (Oct. 2016 ) + 530 (Jan. 2017 ) + 553 (Apr. 2017 ) + 548 (Jul. 2017 ) = $2,185 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.


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