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Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Research and Development
$1,194 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Dow Chemical Co's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $382 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $1,194 Mil.


Definition

This is the expense the company spent on research and development.

Dow Chemical Co Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was 0 (Dec. 2014 ) + 383 (Mar. 2015 ) + 429 (Jun. 2015 ) + 382 (Sep. 2015 ) = $1,194 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

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.


Related Terms

Gross Profit


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Dow Chemical Co Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 1,1641,3051,3101,4921,6601,6461,7081,7471,6471,598

Dow Chemical Co Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Research & Development 41803914194090383429382404
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