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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 Dec. 2013 was $0.79 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $2.80 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
ORBCOMM, Inc. Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.793 (Mar. 2013 ) + 0.494 (Jun. 2013 ) + 0.721 (Sep. 2013 ) + 0.791 (Dec. 2013 ) = $2.80 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||0.64||0.71||0.66||1.24||2.46||2.80|
ORBCOMM, Inc. Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||0.36||0.42||0.56||0.62||0.63||0.65||0.79||0.49||0.72||0.79|