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The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Research and Development
$138 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 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 Jul. 2016 was $36 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2016 was $138 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 Jul. 2016 was 33.223 (Oct. 2015 ) + 32.528 (Jan. 2016 ) + 35.591 (Apr. 2016 ) + 36.211 (Jul. 2016 ) = $138 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.

The Valspar Corp Annual Data

Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15
Research & Development 83909791100115123128134133

The Valspar Corp Quarterly Data

Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16
Research & Development 36343433323533333636
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