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PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG)
Research and Development
$488 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

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.


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 Dec. 2013 was 115 (Mar. 2013 ) + 124 (Jun. 2013 ) + 123 (Sep. 2013 ) + 126 (Dec. 2013 ) = $488 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

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Research & Development 303294305348451388394430453488

PPG Industries, Inc. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Research & Development 108109110113112118115124123126
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