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Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:FRX)
Research and Development
$837 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Forest Laboratories, Inc.'s research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $220 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $837 Mil.


Definition

This is the expense the company spent on research and development.

Forest Laboratories, Inc. Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 240.299 (Mar. 2013 ) + 185.424 (Jun. 2013 ) + 191.358 (Sep. 2013 ) + 219.506 (Dec. 2013 ) = $837 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

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.


Related Terms

Gross Profit


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Forest Laboratories, Inc. Annual Data

Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13
Research & Development 2342944109416716611,054716797964

Forest Laboratories, Inc. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Research & Development 197191214195203325240185191220
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