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Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT)
Research & Development
$2,193 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Medtronic PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Apr. 2017 was $553 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was $2,193 Mil.


Definition

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

Medtronic PLC Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was 556 (Jul. 2016 ) + 554 (Oct. 2016 ) + 530 (Jan. 2017 ) + 553 (Apr. 2017 ) = $2,193 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.

Medtronic PLC Annual Data

Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15Apr16Apr17
Research & Development 1,2751,3551,4601,4721,4901,5571,4771,6402,2242,193

Medtronic PLC Quarterly Data

Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17Apr17
Research & Development 373528558545546575556554530553
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