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3M Co (NYSE:MMM)
Research & Development
$1,756 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. 3M Co's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $471 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $1,756 Mil.


Definition

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

3M Co Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was 437 (Jun. 2016 ) + 427 (Sep. 2016 ) + 421 (Dec. 2016 ) + 471 (Mar. 2017 ) = $1,756 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.

3M Co Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 1,3681,4041,2931,4341,5701,6341,7151,7701,7631,735

3M Co Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Research & Development 436463438429433450437427421471
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