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Vivus (NAS:VVUS)
Research and Development
$27.05 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Vivus's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $4.42 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $27.05 Mil.


Definition

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

Vivus Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 9.232 (Jun. 2013 ) + 8.405 (Sep. 2013 ) + 4.994 (Dec. 2013 ) + 4.423 (Mar. 2014 ) = $27.05 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

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 18.6817.0113.3226.6877.0070.9439.9724.6032.0729.68

Vivus Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Research & Development 5.356.298.879.307.767.059.238.414.994.42
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