Schlumberger (SLB)

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Schlumberger Research and Development Expense (Quarterly):

301.00M for Sept. 30, 2014

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Sept. 30, 2014 301.00M
June 30, 2014 309.00M
March 31, 2014 284.00M
Dec. 31, 2013 304.00M
Sept. 30, 2013 286.00M
June 30, 2013 293.00M
March 31, 2013 292.00M
Dec. 31, 2012 304.00M
Sept. 30, 2012 291.00M
June 30, 2012 287.00M
March 31, 2012 275.00M
Dec. 31, 2011 273.00M
Sept. 30, 2011 266.00M
June 30, 2011 281.00M
March 31, 2011 254.00M
Dec. 31, 2010 257.00M
Sept. 30, 2010 240.00M
June 30, 2010 216.00M
March 31, 2010 207.00M
Dec. 31, 2009 217.00M
Sept. 30, 2009 198.00M
June 30, 2009 197.00M
March 31, 2009 190.00M
Dec. 31, 2008 222.00M
Sept. 30, 2008 208.00M
   
June 30, 2008 197.00M
March 31, 2008 191.03M
Dec. 31, 2007 196.52M
Sept. 30, 2007 190.19M
June 30, 2007 174.68M
March 31, 2007 167.10M
Dec. 31, 2006 169.48M
Sept. 30, 2006 149.54M
June 30, 2006 170.89M
March 31, 2006 129.41M
Dec. 31, 2005 134.39M
Sept. 30, 2005 128.27M
June 30, 2005 121.64M
March 31, 2005 121.22M
Dec. 31, 2004 116.43M
Sept. 30, 2004 118.41M
June 30, 2004 122.71M
March 31, 2004 109.80M
Dec. 31, 2003 -24.40M
Sept. 30, 2003 156.20M
June 30, 2003 149.05M
March 31, 2003 123.77M
Dec. 31, 2002 -41.19M
Sept. 30, 2002 166.23M
June 30, 2002 154.63M

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About R&D Expense

R&D expenses are a line item from many companies' income statements.

R&D expense (short for research and development expense) is essentially the amount of money that a company spends to develop new products and services each year. For example, if a pharmaceutical firm hires research scientists to develop new drugs, the salaries of these researchers will generally be expensed in the R&D expense category.

Like marketing expenses, but unlike capital expenditures, R&D expenses are subtracted from revenues every year directly. Therefore, accountants treat R&D spending as an expense rather than as an investment, though there is continuous debate over whether this is the correct classification.

An investor looking at companies with large R&D expenditures should think hard about whether a single company's R&D spending is an expense (like buying rubber to produce tires) or whether it is an investment (like buying machinery to produce tires more efficiently). Determining the answer to that question can have a large impact on how the company is valued.
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SLB Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Benchmarks

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SLB Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 207.00M Mar 2010
Maximum 309.00M Jun 2014
Average 271.85M

SLB Research and Development Expense (Quarterly) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: r_and_d_expense
  • Latest data point: =YCP("SLB", "r_and_d_expense")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("SLB", "r_and_d_expense", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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