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FKUSX Franklin US Government Secs A

  • Fund
  • FKUSX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $6.35
  • - $0.01
  • - 0.16%
  • Category
  • Government Bonds

FKUSX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 0.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 2.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.9%
  • Net Assets $6.57 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 38.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$6.35
$6.34
$6.42

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.76%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 4.25%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 69.10%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Government Bonds
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Intermediate Government

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 0.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.28%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Franklin U.S. Government Securities Fund
  • Fund Family Name Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date May 29, 1970
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Roger Bayston

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in U.S. government securities. It invests substantially all of its assets in Government National Mortgage Association obligations (Ginnie Maes). The mortgage loans may have either fixed or adjustable interest rates. As the underlying mortgage loans are paid off, Ginnie Maes provide investors with monthly payments of interest and principal as well as any unscheduled prepayments on the underlying mortgage loans.

FKUSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 0.0% -10.6% 21.8% 64.82% 5
1 Yr 2.2% -5.9% 26.2% 55.80% 3
3 Yr 2.7% * -2.2% 18.2% 42.53% 3
5 Yr 1.9% * -1.6% 16.1% 49.28% 3
10 Yr 4.1% * 0.1% 10.0% 37.26% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -2.3% -51.0% 2.4% 55.15% 4
2014 N/A 0.0% 3.8% N/A N/A
2013 N/A -4.5% -4.5% N/A N/A
2012 N/A -1.4% -1.4% N/A N/A
2011 N/A 3.1% 3.1% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 0.0% -10.6% 21.8% 65.74% 5
1 Yr -2.1% -8.4% 26.2% 86.91% 5
3 Yr 1.2% * -3.0% 18.2% 65.23% 4
5 Yr 1.1% * -1.8% 16.1% 69.86% 4
10 Yr 3.7% * 0.1% 10.0% 49.68% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -2.3% -51.0% 2.4% 55.18% 4
2014 N/A 3.8% 3.8% N/A N/A
2013 N/A -4.4% -4.4% N/A N/A
2012 N/A -0.4% -0.4% N/A N/A
2011 N/A 4.4% 4.4% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

FKUSX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

FKUSX Category Low Category High FKUSX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 6.57 B 1.08 M 26.9 B 1.73% 1
Number of Holdings 9292 7 18919 0.49% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 2.54 B -6.56 M 13.6 B 1.23% 1
Weighting of Top 10 38.7% 0.0% 147.5% 20.25% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. GNMA 3.5% 10.31%
  2. GNMA 4% 5.56%
  3. GNMA 4% 4.74%
  4. GNMA 4% 4.55%
  5. GNMA 3.5% 3.35%
  6. GNMA 3.5% 2.98%
  7. GNMA 3.5% 2.23%
  8. GNMA 3.5% 1.80%
  9. GNMA 4% 1.73%
  10. GNMA 4.5% 1.46%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High FKUSX % Rank Quintile
Bonds
96.84% 0.00% 159.24% 13.09% 3
Cash
3.16% -59.71% 100.12% 19.75% 3
Other
0.00% -1.43% 6.46% 9.63% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 0.49% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.64% 1.23% 4
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 15.23% 1.98% 4

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FKUSX % Rank Quintile
Securitized
96.65% 0.00% 149.40% 3.21% 1
Cash & Equivalents
3.16% -59.71% 100.12% 20.74% 3
Corporate
0.19% 0.00% 76.92% 13.58% 3
Derivative
0.00% -33.10% 1.46% 0.49% 4
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 17.61% 6.42% 4
Government
0.00% -24.63% 106.10% 31.36% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FKUSX % Rank Quintile
US
96.84% 0.00% 159.24% 12.59% 2
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 87.73% 12.84% 4

FKUSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FKUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.76% 0.06% 17.30% 29.63% 2
Management Fee 0.45% 0.00% 1.50% 5.19% 3
12b-1 Fee 0.15% 0.00% 1.00% 9.24% 1
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.00% 0.40% 3.91% 4

Sales Fees

FKUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FKUSX Rank Quintile
Front Load 4.25% 0.40% 5.75% 5.71% 4
Deferred Load N/A 0.50% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

FKUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FKUSX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover 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.

FKUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FKUSX Rank Quintile
Turnover 69.10% 0.00% 1609.00% 17.62% 2

FKUSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FKUSX Category Low Category High FKUSX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.2% 0.00% 3.47% 22.59% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FKUSX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FKUSX Category Low Category High FKUSX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.28% -3.48% 3.64% 9.88% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

FKUSX - Managers

Roger Bayston

Manager

Start Date

Sep 01, 1993

Tenure

22.93

Tenure Rank

0.8%

Roger Bayston, CFA, SVP (Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group), is a senior portfolio manager for several fixed income funds. He directs research and trading activities for government- and asset-backed securities. A member of the Fixed Income Policy Committee, he sets strategies for multi-sector bond portfolios. He leads Franklin's quantitative-based bond strategies team. At the firm since 1991, he holds a B.S. (Univ. of Virginia) and an MBA (UCLA) and belongs to the CFA Institute.


Paul Varunok

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2003

Tenure

12.59

Tenure Rank

3.5%

Varunok is portfolio manager of Franklin Advisers. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2001. Previously, Varunok was a fixed-income analyst for Prudential Securities, Inc.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

30.6

Category Average

6.23

Category Mode

1.6