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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Vocera Communications Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $4.3 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $16.7 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Vocera Communications Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 4.013 (Dec. 2015 ) + 3.972 (Mar. 2016 ) + 4.428 (Jun. 2016 ) + 4.286 (Sep. 2016 ) = $16.7 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.
Vocera Communications Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||0.0||0.0||0.0||6.0||6.7||9.3||11.6||14.9||18.0||17.0|
Vocera Communications Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||4.4||5.1||4.5||4.5||4.2||4.3||4.0||4.0||4.4||4.3|
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