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Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Research and Development
$136 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Valspar Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Jan. 2015 was $33 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2015 was $136 Mil.


Definition

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

Valspar Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2015 was 35.585 (Apr. 2014 ) + 34.285 (Jul. 2014 ) + 33.706 (Oct. 2014 ) + 32.602 (Jan. 2015 ) = $136 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.

Valspar Corp Annual Data

Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14
Research & Development 7983909791100115117128134

Valspar Corp Quarterly Data

Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15
Research & Development 31313432303136343433
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