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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Zoltek Companies, Inc.'s research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $2.2 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $7.9 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Zoltek Companies, Inc. Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 2.223 (Mar. 2013 ) + 1.709 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1.737 (Sep. 2013 ) + 2.203 (Dec. 2013 ) = $7.9 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.
Zoltek Companies, Inc. Annual Data
|Research & Development||3.1||3.3||4.9||7.2||8.1||7.6||8.2||8.6||7.0||7.7|
Zoltek Companies, Inc. Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||2.2||1.7||1.9||1.7||1.7||2.1||2.2||1.7||1.7||2.2|
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