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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Wright Medical Group NV's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $13.8 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $51.0 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Wright Medical Group NV Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 12.554 (Mar. 2016 ) + 12.108 (Jun. 2016 ) + 12.481 (Sep. 2016 ) + 13.809 (Dec. 2016 ) = $51.0 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.
Wright Medical Group NV Annual Data
|Research & Development||0.0||20.6||18.1||17.9||19.8||22.5||20.3||25.0||39.3||50.5|
Wright Medical Group NV Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||6.1||7.1||7.1||8.0||9.6||14.7||12.6||12.1||12.5||13.8|