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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Bankrate Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $9.6 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $34.5 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Bankrate Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was 7.748 (Dec. 2014 ) + 8.193 (Mar. 2015 ) + 9.013 (Jun. 2015 ) + 9.591 (Sep. 2015 ) = $34.5 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.
Bankrate Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||2.5||3.6||4.7||7.1||7.8||8.7||14.9||17.0||22.4||29.0|
Bankrate Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||4.8||4.5||8.8||6.9||7.0||7.4||7.7||8.2||9.0||9.6|