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PPG Industries Inc (NYSE:PPG)
Research and Development
$486 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. PPG Industries Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $117 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $486 Mil.


Definition

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

PPG Industries Inc Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 132 (Dec. 2015 ) + 118 (Mar. 2016 ) + 119 (Jun. 2016 ) + 117 (Sep. 2016 ) = $486 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.

PPG Industries Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Research & Development 3484513883944284304634924860

PPG Industries Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Research & Development 1201261191231171321181191170
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