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Valspar Corporation (NYSE:VAL)
Research and Development
$121 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 2014)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Valspar Corporation's research and development for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $31 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was $121 Mil.


Definition

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

Valspar Corporation Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 32.199 (Apr. 2013 ) + 30.073 (Jul. 2013 ) + 28.508 (Oct. 2013 ) + 30.558 (Jan. 2014 ) = $121 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 Corporation Annual Data

Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13
Research & Development 767983909791100115117122

Valspar Corporation Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
Research & Development 27272930313132302931
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