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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Vivus's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $4.99 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $29.68 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Vivus Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 7.046 (Mar. 2013 ) + 9.232 (Jun. 2013 ) + 8.405 (Sep. 2013 ) + 4.994 (Dec. 2013 ) = $29.68 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.
Vivus Annual Data
|Research & Development||18.68||17.01||13.32||26.68||77.00||70.94||39.97||24.60||32.07||29.68|
Vivus Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||3.74||5.35||6.29||8.87||9.30||7.76||7.05||9.23||8.41||4.99|