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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Axcelis Technologies Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $8.5 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $33.5 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Axcelis Technologies Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 7.907 (Dec. 2015 ) + 8.636 (Mar. 2016 ) + 8.478 (Jun. 2016 ) + 8.493 (Sep. 2016 ) = $33.5 Mil.
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.
Axcelis Technologies Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||72.4||72.0||63.3||32.7||39.5||47.2||40.4||34.8||33.5||32.6|
Axcelis Technologies Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||8.8||8.0||7.5||8.2||7.9||8.6||7.9||8.6||8.5||8.5|