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PPG Industries Inc (NYSE:PPG)
Research and Development
$485 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 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 Mar. 2016 was $118 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $485 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 Mar. 2016 was 123 (Jun. 2015 ) + 119 (Sep. 2015 ) + 125 (Dec. 2015 ) + 118 (Mar. 2016 ) = $485 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 318339451388394430455488492486

PPG Industries Inc Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
Research & Development 1201261201261191231191251180
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