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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. VIVUS Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $1.8 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $5.6 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
VIVUS Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 1.029 (Mar. 2016 ) + 1.096 (Jun. 2016 ) + 1.696 (Sep. 2016 ) + 1.771 (Dec. 2016 ) = $5.6 Mil.
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.
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 Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||26.7||77.0||70.9||40.0||24.6||32.1||29.7||13.8||10.1||5.6|
VIVUS Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||2.6||2.7||2.7||2.6||1.5||3.3||1.0||1.1||1.7||1.8|