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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation's research and development for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $1.5 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $5.5 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 1.359 (Apr. 2013 ) + 1.358 (Jul. 2013 ) + 1.305 (Oct. 2013 ) + 1.456 (Jan. 2014 ) = $5.5 Mil.
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.
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.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Annual Data
|Research & Development||0.6||0.2||0.3||1.2||1.9||2.9||4.3||4.4||4.5||4.8|
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||1.2||1.0||1.0||1.2||1.3||1.0||1.4||1.4||1.3||1.5|