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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Molycorp, Inc.'s research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $4.7 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $23.4 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Molycorp, Inc. Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 6.52 (Mar. 2013 ) + 6.579 (Jun. 2013 ) + 5.634 (Sep. 2013 ) + 4.687 (Dec. 2013 ) = $23.4 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.
Molycorp, Inc. Annual Data
|Research & Development||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||2.3||13.6||47.6||23.4|
Molycorp, Inc. Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||2.7||4.6||7.0||21.0||10.0||9.6||6.5||6.6||5.6||4.7|