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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Eastman Chemical Co's research and development for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $54 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $249 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Eastman Chemical Co Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 57 (Jun. 2015 ) + 64 (Sep. 2015 ) + 74 (Dec. 2015 ) + 54 (Mar. 2016 ) = $249 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.
Eastman Chemical Co Annual Data
|Research & Development||167||156||158||137||152||158||198||193||227||251|
Eastman Chemical Co Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||45||53||56||56||62||56||57||64||74||54|