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Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Research and Development
$125 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Valspar Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $36 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was $125 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 Apr. 2014 was 30.073 (Jul. 2013 ) + 28.508 (Oct. 2013 ) + 30.558 (Jan. 2014 ) + 35.585 (Apr. 2014 ) = $125 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

Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13
Research & Development 767983909791100115117122

Valspar Corp Quarterly Data

Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
Research & Development 27293031313430293136
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