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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. ORBCOMM Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.79 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $2.94 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
ORBCOMM Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.829 (Dec. 2013 ) + 0.679 (Mar. 2014 ) + 0.641 (Jun. 2014 ) + 0.788 (Sep. 2014 ) = $2.94 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.
ORBCOMM Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||0.78||1.34||1.81||1.06||1.12||0.71||0.66||1.24||2.46||2.80|
ORBCOMM Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||0.58||0.63||0.65||0.79||0.48||0.71||0.83||0.68||0.64||0.79|