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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. F5 Networks Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $65 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $264 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
F5 Networks Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 64.133 (Dec. 2013 ) + 67.232 (Mar. 2014 ) + 67.026 (Jun. 2014 ) + 65.401 (Sep. 2014 ) = $264 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.
F5 Networks Inc Annual Data
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F5 Networks Inc Quarterly Data
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