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Franklin Utilities Fund

mutual fund
FRUAX
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$21.35 -0.17 0%
primary theme
Utilities Sector Equity
FRUAX (Mutual Fund)

Franklin Utilities Fund

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$21.35 -0.17 0%
primary theme
Utilities Sector Equity
FRUAX (Mutual Fund)
Franklin Utilities Fund
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$21.35 -0.17 0%
primary theme
Utilities Sector Equity

FRUAX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.6%
  • Net Assets $6.24 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 50.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.52
$18.49
$22.56

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.58%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 12.19%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $100,000
  • IRA $100,000

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme Utilities Sector Equity
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Utilities

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

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Dividend.com Ratings*

$21.15

-0.80%

$6.24 B

2.55%

$0.54

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7.47%

0.73%

$73.69

-0.78%

$6.04 B

3.03%

$2.22

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7.03%

0.10%

$16.65

-0.30%

$3.34 B

1.45%

$0.24

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4.19%

0.83%

$23.88

-0.54%

$3.14 B

1.49%

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4.97%

1.00%

$8.20

-0.12%

$2.01 B

9.89%

$0.81

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7.89%

1.37%

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

Dividend.com Ratings*

$67.15

-0.84%

$11.96 B

2.93%

$1.96

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6.33%

0.13%

$146.86

-0.82%

$6.04 B

3.03%

$4.43

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6.31%

0.10%

$43.47

-0.64%

$1.03 B

2.84%

$1.23

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6.36%

0.08%

$83.22

-0.74%

$794.75 M

2.75%

$2.28

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6.51%

0.43%

$108.81

-0.59%

$202.54 M

2.78%

$3.00

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7.88%

0.40%

FRUAX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.66%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Franklin Utilities Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date
    Dec 31, 1996
  • Shares Outstanding
    60081983
  • Share Class
    Adv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    John Kohli

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in the securities of public utilities companies. These are companies that provide electricity, natural gas, water, and communications services to the public and companies that provide services to public utilities companies. It concentrates (invests more than 25% of its total assets) in companies operating in the utilities industry. The fund invests primarily in equity securities, which consist mainly of common stocks.


FRUAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FRUAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.5% -13.6% 20.7% 24.24%
1 Yr 19.0% 16.0% 51.2% 78.79%
3 Yr 11.3%* 3.5% 14.7% 38.46%
5 Yr 8.6%* 3.0% 13.0% 58.46%
10 Yr 10.8%* 3.8% 11.5% 20.69%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FRUAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 -10.7% -52.1% 22.0% 75.76%
2019 21.7% 1.6% 32.5% 12.31%
2018 -3.0% -22.9% 4.1% 43.55%
2017 6.0% -6.4% 16.0% 70.49%
2016 14.5% -0.4% 19.4% 11.86%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FRUAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.5% -13.6% 19.6% 25.76%
1 Yr 19.0% 11.4% 51.2% 72.73%
3 Yr 11.3%* 3.5% 14.7% 33.85%
5 Yr 8.6%* 3.0% 13.0% 56.92%
10 Yr 10.8%* 3.8% 11.5% 20.69%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FRUAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 -10.7% -52.1% 22.0% 75.76%
2019 21.7% 4.1% 32.5% 12.31%
2018 2.7% -22.9% 5.1% 27.42%
2017 10.4% -3.7% 17.9% 44.26%
2016 18.0% -0.4% 23.7% 11.86%

NAV & Total Return History


FRUAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FRUAX Category Low Category High FRUAX % Rank
Net Assets 6.24 B 9.18 M 12 B 7.58%
Number of Holdings 46 23 285 63.64%
Net Assets in Top 10 3.14 B 4.64 M 7.58 B 10.61%
Weighting of Top 10 50.35% 23.2% 69.0% 40.91%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. NextEra Energy Inc 11.75%
  2. CMS Energy Corp 4.91%
  3. Dominion Energy Inc 4.87%
  4. Duke Energy Corp 4.49%
  5. Exelon Corp 4.35%
  6. Southern Co 4.19%
  7. American Electric Power Co Inc 4.08%
  8. Sempra Energy 4.04%
  9. Edison International 3.95%
  10. DTE Energy Co 3.74%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FRUAX % Rank
Stocks
99.49% 69.23% 141.23% 54.55%
Cash
0.40% -41.21% 8.19% 53.03%
Bonds
0.10% 0.00% 22.59% 12.12%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.11% 89.39%
Other
0.00% -36.89% 1.22% 78.79%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 81.82%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRUAX % Rank
Utilities
96.93% 37.58% 100.00% 28.79%
Energy
2.10% 0.00% 30.32% 37.88%
Communication Services
0.96% 0.00% 59.07% 53.03%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 7.43% 87.88%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 15.04% 86.36%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 25.64% 90.91%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 1.20% 86.36%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 10.63% 87.88%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 9.00% 86.36%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 4.28% 81.82%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 7.68% 87.88%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRUAX % Rank
US
93.41% 15.46% 103.00% 48.48%
Non US
6.08% 0.00% 80.20% 53.03%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRUAX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
84.56% 2.34% 100.00% 71.21%
Corporate
15.44% 0.00% 93.64% 15.15%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 93.04% 86.36%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 81.82%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 81.82%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 72.90% 81.82%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRUAX % Rank
US
0.10% 0.00% 22.59% 12.12%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 2.02% 81.82%

FRUAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FRUAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.58% 0.08% 2.82% 83.33%
Management Fee 0.45% 0.03% 1.00% 28.79%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.04% 0.26% 61.54%

Sales Fees

FRUAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

FRUAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 2.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

FRUAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 12.19% 2.00% 209.00% 25.76%

FRUAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FRUAX Category Low Category High FRUAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 2.30% 89.39%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FRUAX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Quarterly Quarterly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FRUAX Category Low Category High FRUAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.66% 0.57% 7.85% 24.24%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FRUAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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FRUAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

John Kohli


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 1998

22.26

22.3%

John Kohli, CFA Franklin Templeton Investments Mr. Kohli has final authority over all aspects of the Fund's investment portfolio, including but not limited to, purchases and sales of individual securities, portfolio risk assessment, and the management of daily cash balances in accordance with anticipated investment management requirements. The degree to which he may perform these functions, and the nature of these functions, may change from time to time. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1992. Kohli holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Blair Schmicker


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2009

11.25

11.3%

Mr. Schmicker has been a portfolio manager with Franklin Advisers, Inc. since 2009, providing research and advice on the purchases and sales of individual securities, and portfolio risk assessment. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2007. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments in 2007, he worked as an associate at Aetos Capital and as an analyst at Credit Suisse.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 22.26 8.32 6.92