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W R Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA)
Research & Development
$49 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. W R Grace & Co's research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $13 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $49 Mil.


Definition

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

W R Grace & Co Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 11.7 (Mar. 2016 ) + 12.4 (Jun. 2016 ) + 12.1 (Sep. 2016 ) + 12.6 (Dec. 2016 ) = $49 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

W R Grace & Co Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 80837060696565514749

W R Grace & Co Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 21-101212121112121213
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