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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Maxwell Technologies Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $6.9 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $25.0 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Maxwell Technologies Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 5.691 (Dec. 2013 ) + 6.171 (Mar. 2014 ) + 6.223 (Jun. 2014 ) + 6.923 (Sep. 2014 ) = $25.0 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.
Maxwell Technologies Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||5.5||7.2||10.1||11.3||14.8||16.0||17.7||22.4||21.7||22.5|
Maxwell Technologies Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||5.3||5.1||5.8||6.0||5.4||5.5||5.7||6.2||6.2||6.9|