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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. 2015 was $3.28 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2015 was $10.10 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. 2015 was 2.694 (Mar. 2015 ) + 2.599 (Jun. 2015 ) + 1.532 (Sep. 2015 ) + 3.277 (Dec. 2015 ) = $10.10 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 Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||13.32||26.68||77.00||71.08||39.97||24.60||32.07||29.68||13.79||10.10|
VIVUS Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||8.41||4.99||4.42||4.09||2.57||2.71||2.69||2.60||1.53||3.28|