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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Capstone Turbine Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $1.62 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $9.36 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Capstone Turbine Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was 2.872 (Sep. 2015 ) + 2.905 (Dec. 2015 ) + 1.959 (Mar. 2016 ) + 1.621 (Jun. 2016 ) = $9.36 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.
Capstone Turbine Corp Annual Data
|Research & Development||9.37||8.91||8.13||6.95||6.99||8.24||8.98||9.03||9.68||10.15|
Capstone Turbine Corp Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||2.47||2.33||2.06||2.36||2.94||2.42||2.87||2.91||1.96||1.62|