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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 Dec. 2015 was $-6.8 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was $20.0 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Bankrate Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was 8.193 (Mar. 2015 ) + 9.013 (Jun. 2015 ) + 9.591 (Sep. 2015 ) + -6.809 (Dec. 2015 ) = $20.0 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.
Bankrate Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||3.6||4.7||7.1||7.8||8.7||14.5||17.0||18.7||29.0||20.0|
Bankrate Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||4.5||-1.8||6.9||7.0||7.4||-7.0||8.2||9.0||9.6||-6.8|