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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Pentair PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $30 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $144 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Pentair PLC Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 47.3 (Dec. 2015 ) + 33.2 (Mar. 2016 ) + 33.9 (Jun. 2016 ) + 29.7 (Sep. 2016 ) = $144 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.
Pentair PLC Annual Data
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Pentair PLC Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||30||29||29||30||29||25||47||33||34||30|