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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. 2016 was $8.1 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $25.1 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Bankrate Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 2.925 (Dec. 2015 ) + 6.544 (Mar. 2016 ) + 7.47 (Jun. 2016 ) + 8.122 (Sep. 2016 ) = $25.1 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||3.6||4.7||7.1||7.8||8.7||14.9||18.2||11.8||14.2||20.0|
Bankrate Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||7.0||7.4||-7.0||4.9||5.8||6.3||2.9||6.5||7.5||8.1|