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Vivus (NAS:VVUS)
Research and Development
$13.8 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Vivus's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $2.7 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $13.8 Mil.


Definition

This is the expense the company spent on research and development.

Vivus Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 4.423 (Mar. 2014 ) + 4.086 (Jun. 2014 ) + 2.574 (Sep. 2014 ) + 2.71 (Dec. 2014 ) = $13.8 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

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.


Related Terms

Gross Profit


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Vivus Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Research & Development 17.013.326.777.070.940.024.632.129.713.8

Vivus Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Research & Development 9.37.87.09.28.45.04.44.12.62.7
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