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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. PPG Industries, Inc.'s research and development for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $126 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $488 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
PPG Industries, Inc. Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 115 (Mar. 2013 ) + 124 (Jun. 2013 ) + 123 (Sep. 2013 ) + 126 (Dec. 2013 ) = $488 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.
PPG Industries, Inc. Annual Data
|Research & Development||303||294||305||348||451||388||394||430||453||488|
PPG Industries, Inc. Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||108||109||110||113||112||118||115||124||123||126|