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PDL BioPharma Inc (NAS:PDLI)
Research & Development
$3.8 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. PDL BioPharma Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $1.9 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $3.8 Mil.


Definition

This is the expense the company spent on research and development.

PDL BioPharma Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 0 (Mar. 2016 ) + 0 (Jun. 2016 ) + 1.933 (Sep. 2016 ) + 1.887 (Dec. 2016 ) = $3.8 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

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.


Related Terms

Gross Profit


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

PDL BioPharma Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 204.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.03.8

PDL BioPharma Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.01.91.9
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