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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Exar Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $5.0 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $29.2 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Exar Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 14.396 (Mar. 2016 ) + 4.931 (Jun. 2016 ) + 4.945 (Sep. 2016 ) + 4.964 (Dec. 2016 ) = $29.2 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.
Exar Corp Annual Data
|Research & Development||25.8||30.7||31.8||48.5||49.9||35.0||22.4||27.0||37.2||31.4|
Exar Corp Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||10.4||10.0||8.5||6.4||5.8||4.7||14.4||4.9||4.9||5.0|