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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. FormFactor Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $18.2 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $57.5 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
FormFactor Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 10.849 (Mar. 2016 ) + 11.133 (Jun. 2016 ) + 17.253 (Sep. 2016 ) + 18.218 (Dec. 2016 ) = $57.5 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.
FormFactor Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||61.0||65.5||57.5||55.4||43.5||40.1||42.1||42.7||44.2||57.5|
FormFactor Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||11.2||10.7||11.1||11.2||10.6||11.2||10.8||11.1||17.3||18.2|
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