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PPG Industries Inc (NYSE:PPG)
Research and Development
$481 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 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 Jun. 2016 was $119 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $481 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 Jun. 2016 was 119 (Sep. 2015 ) + 125 (Dec. 2015 ) + 118 (Mar. 2016 ) + 119 (Jun. 2016 ) = $481 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own 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 own currency.

PPG Industries Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Research & Development 305348451388394428430463492486

PPG Industries Inc Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
Research & Development 120126120126119123119125118119
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