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Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)
Research & Development
$983 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $212 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $983 Mil.


Definition

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

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was 243 (Jun. 2016 ) + 248 (Sep. 2016 ) + 280 (Dec. 2016 ) + 212 (Mar. 2017 ) = $983 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.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 01,2301,1251,0191,1231,3071,3181,2221,0931,014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Research & Development 363253252291297243243248280212
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