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The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Research and Development
$139 Mil (TTM As of Oct. 2016)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. The Valspar Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $35 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was $139 Mil.


Definition

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

The Valspar Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was 32.528 (Jan. 2016 ) + 35.591 (Apr. 2016 ) + 36.211 (Jul. 2016 ) + 34.988 (Oct. 2016 ) = $139 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.

The Valspar Corp Annual Data

Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15Oct16
Research & Development 909791100115123128136133139

The Valspar Corp Quarterly Data

Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16
Research & Development 34363332353433363635
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