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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. 2013 was $5.2 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $18.7 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. 2013 was 4.492 (Mar. 2013 ) + 4.633 (Jun. 2013 ) + 4.453 (Sep. 2013 ) + 5.168 (Dec. 2013 ) = $18.7 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||2.4||2.5||3.6||4.7||7.1||7.8||8.7||14.9||17.0||18.7|
Bankrate Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||3.7||4.0||4.4||4.1||4.1||4.4||4.5||4.6||4.5||5.2|