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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.
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.
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.
Forest Laboratories Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||294||410||941||671||661||1,054||716||797||964||788|
Forest Laboratories Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||191||214||195||203||325||240||185||191||220||192|