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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Westport Innovations Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $11.63 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $50.93 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Westport Innovations Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 12.761 (Jun. 2015 ) + 12.702 (Sep. 2015 ) + 13.838 (Dec. 2015 ) + 11.633 (Mar. 2016 ) = $50.93 Mil.
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own 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.
Westport Innovations Inc Annual Data
|Research & Development||14.53||18.98||22.37||24.54||27.87||34.66||73.20||91.13||76.58||52.78|
Westport Innovations Inc Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||23.32||21.00||18.70||17.60||19.28||13.48||12.76||12.70||13.84||11.63|