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Alkermes PLC (NAS:ALKS)
Research and Development
$384.3 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Alkermes PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $97.0 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $384.3 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 Jun. 2016 was 92.558 (Sep. 2015 ) + 93.686 (Dec. 2015 ) + 101.072 (Mar. 2016 ) + 97.006 (Jun. 2016 ) = $384.3 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own 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 own currency.

Alkermes PLC Annual Data

Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 89.1117.3125.389.595.497.2141.9140.0272.0344.4

Alkermes PLC Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
Research & Development 52.167.278.374.470.387.992.693.7101.197.0
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