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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Westport Fuel Systems Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $15.4 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $53.6 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Westport Fuel Systems Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was 12.702 (Sep. 2015 ) + 13.838 (Dec. 2015 ) + 11.633 (Mar. 2016 ) + 15.432 (Jun. 2016 ) = $53.6 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.
Westport Fuel Systems Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||14.5||19.0||22.4||26.2||26.2||34.7||73.2||91.1||76.6||52.8|
Westport Fuel Systems Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||21.0||18.7||17.6||19.3||13.5||12.8||12.7||13.8||11.6||15.4|