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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Xyratex, Ltd.'s research and development for the three months ended in Nov. 2013 was $24.3 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2013 was $98.1 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Xyratex, Ltd. Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2013 was 24.409 (Feb. 2013 ) + 25.786 (May. 2013 ) + 23.61 (Aug. 2013 ) + 24.296 (Nov. 2013 ) = $98.1 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.
Xyratex, Ltd. Annual Data
|Research & Development||55.4||54.3||71.4||77.6||85.9||71.1||92.7||115.6||103.7||98.1|
Xyratex, Ltd. Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||30.0||27.3||24.7||27.3||25.3||26.4||24.4||25.8||23.6||24.3|