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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Sycamore Networks Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 was $4.18 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2013 was $24.32 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Sycamore Networks Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2013 was 7.187 (Apr. 2012 ) + 6.47 (Jul. 2012 ) + 6.489 (Oct. 2012 ) + 4.177 (Jan. 2013 ) = $24.32 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.
Sycamore Networks Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||55.43||66.25||47.97||31.38||45.91||47.40||50.13||31.69||26.62||27.19|
Sycamore Networks Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||7.31||6.24||6.43||6.64||6.49||7.05||7.19||6.47||6.49||4.18|