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TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL)
Research & Development
$646 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. TE Connectivity Ltd's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $162 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $646 Mil.


Definition

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

TE Connectivity Ltd Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was 161 (Jun. 2016 ) + 165 (Sep. 2016 ) + 158 (Dec. 2016 ) + 162 (Mar. 2017 ) = $646 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.

TE Connectivity Ltd Annual Data

Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15Sep16
Research & Development 0593536585701688590583627644

TE Connectivity Ltd Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Research & Development 160160159148162156161165158162
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