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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 Dec. 2013 was $8.9 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $34.8 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 Dec. 2013 was 9.206 (Mar. 2013 ) + 8.503 (Jun. 2013 ) + 8.148 (Sep. 2013 ) + 8.899 (Dec. 2013 ) = $34.8 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||63.2||70.9||72.4||72.0||63.3||32.7||39.5||47.2||40.4||34.8|
Axcelis Technologies, Inc. Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||11.4||12.1||11.7||10.5||9.9||8.4||9.2||8.5||8.1||8.9|