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Eastman Chemical Co (NYSE:EMN)
Research and Development
$197 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

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. 2014 was $53 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $197 Mil.


Definition

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. 2014 was 51 (Jun. 2013 ) + 48 (Sep. 2013 ) + 45 (Dec. 2013 ) + 53 (Mar. 2014 ) = $197 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.

Eastman Chemical Co Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 154150155156158124152159198193

Eastman Chemical Co Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Research & Development 44414352624951484553
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