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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. TripAdvisor Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $46.0 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $160.7 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
TripAdvisor Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 35.673 (Dec. 2013 ) + 38 (Mar. 2014 ) + 41 (Jun. 2014 ) + 46 (Sep. 2014 ) = $160.7 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.
TripAdvisor Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||30.2||37.1||43.3||57.4||86.6||130.7|
TripAdvisor Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||21.6||23.5||23.7||29.0||32.0||34.0||35.7||38.0||41.0||46.0|