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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 Dec. 2013 was $2.3 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $8.7 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 Dec. 2013 was 2.174 (Mar. 2013 ) + 2.335 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1.956 (Sep. 2013 ) + 2.267 (Dec. 2013 ) = $8.7 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||11.2||11.8||11.0||9.4||8.9||8.1||7.0||7.0||8.2||9.0|
Capstone Turbine Corp Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||2.2||1.8||2.0||2.2||2.4||2.2||2.2||2.3||2.0||2.3|