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Tata Motors Ltd  (NYSE:TTM) Research & Development: $-877 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Tata Motors Ltd's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-1,861 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $-877 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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Tata Motors Ltd Annual Data

Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 373.73 420.87 456.39 518.57 518.77

Tata Motors Ltd Quarterly Data

Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17
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 129.51 111.22 743.90 -1,861.43 126.06

Calculation

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

Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was 129.507697111 (Jun. 2016 ) + 111.215370733 (Sep. 2016 ) + 743.903122474 (Dec. 2016 ) + -1861.43046676 (Mar. 2017 ) = $-877 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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