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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 Sep. 2014 was $4.4 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $16.5 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Molycorp Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 4.943 (Dec. 2013 ) + 2.766 (Mar. 2014 ) + 4.483 (Jun. 2014 ) + 4.353 (Sep. 2014 ) = $16.5 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.
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||21.0||10.0||9.6||6.5||6.5||5.6||4.9||2.8||4.5||4.4|