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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 Mar. 2015 was $8.2 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $20.1 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Bankrate Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 5.907 (Jun. 2014 ) + 6.026 (Sep. 2014 ) + 0 (Dec. 2014 ) + 8.193 (Mar. 2015 ) = $20.1 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||14.5||17.0||18.7||0.0|
Bankrate Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||4.4||4.5||4.6||4.5||5.2||5.7||5.9||6.0||0.0||8.2|