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Forest Laboratories Inc (NYSE:FRX)
Research and Development
$788 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Forest Laboratories Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $192 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $788 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 Mar. 2014 was 185.424 (Jun. 2013 ) + 191.358 (Sep. 2013 ) + 219.506 (Dec. 2013 ) + 191.988 (Mar. 2014 ) = $788 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

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
Research & Development 2944109416716611,054716797964788

Forest Laboratories Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Research & Development 191214195203325240185191220192
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