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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Compuware Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $19.6 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $75.1 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Compuware Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 22.516 (Dec. 2013 ) + 13.005 (Mar. 2014 ) + 19.952 (Jun. 2014 ) + 19.615 (Sep. 2014 ) = $75.1 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.
Compuware Corp Annual Data
|Research & Development||153.4||138.5||114.1||101.1||86.5||91.2||80.2||105.0||95.4||86.2|
Compuware Corp Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||26.5||27.5||25.6||15.7||23.7||21.4||22.5||13.0||20.0||19.6|