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Vivus (NAS:VVUS)
Research and Development
$16.08 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Vivus's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $2.57 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $16.08 Mil.


Definition

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

Vivus Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 4.994 (Dec. 2013 ) + 4.423 (Mar. 2014 ) + 4.086 (Jun. 2014 ) + 2.574 (Sep. 2014 ) = $16.08 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 18.6817.0113.3226.6877.0071.0839.9724.6032.0729.68

Vivus Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Research & Development 8.879.307.767.059.238.414.994.424.092.57
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