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Alkermes PLC (NAS:ALKS)
Research & Development
$387.1 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Alkermes PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $89.6 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $387.1 Mil.


Definition

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

Alkermes PLC Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 101.072 (Mar. 2016 ) + 97.006 (Jun. 2016 ) + 99.444 (Sep. 2016 ) + 89.625 (Dec. 2016 ) = $387.1 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.

Alkermes PLC Annual Data

Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 117.3125.389.595.497.2141.9140.0272.0344.4387.1

Alkermes PLC Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 78.374.470.387.992.693.7101.197.099.489.6
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