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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 Dec. 2014 was $62 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $227 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 Dec. 2014 was 53 (Mar. 2014 ) + 56 (Jun. 2014 ) + 56 (Sep. 2014 ) + 62 (Dec. 2014 ) = $227 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
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Eastman Chemical Co Quarterly Data
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