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FKUTX Franklin Utilities A

  • Fund
  • FKUTX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $18.18
  • - $0.00
  • - 0.00%
  • Category
  • Utilities Equities

FKUTX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 17.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 12.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.6%
  • Net Assets $6.68 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 43.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$18.18
$14.78
$18.92

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.73%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 4.25%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 9.55%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Utilities Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Utilities

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 17.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.88%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Franklin Utilities Fund
  • Fund Family Name Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date Sep 30, 1948
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Blair Schmicker

Fund Description

The Franklin Utilities Fund Class A (FKUTX) is a low-cost, actively managed fund that bets on the utilities sector in the United States to generate income. FKUTX focuses its attention on gas and electric utilities, with an eye towards those firms that operate in regulated markets. However, the fund is free to own water and nonregulated power producers as well. Managers of the fund use fundamental, bottom-up research when building out its holdings.

Given its focus on a single segment of the market, FKUTX is best used as a satellite position for investors looking for income. The fund is internally managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc.

FKUTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 17.9% -10.4% 19.8% 22.92% 2
1 Yr 20.1% -2.1% 27.0% 22.92% 2
3 Yr 12.2% * 4.8% 13.7% 8.51% 1
5 Yr 13.6% * 7.2% 13.8% 8.70% 1
10 Yr 9.2% * 5.7% 10.1% 8.70% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -13.1% -40.3% 66.5% 53.19% 3
2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 17.9% -10.4% 19.8% 22.92% 2
1 Yr 15.0% -5.8% 27.0% 35.42% 2
3 Yr 10.6% * 3.5% 13.7% 31.91% 2
5 Yr 12.6% * 6.9% 13.8% 19.57% 1
10 Yr 8.7% * 5.7% 10.1% 17.39% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -13.1% -40.3% 66.5% 53.19% 3
2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

FKUTX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

FKUTX Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 6.68 B 20.4 M 6.68 B 2.08% 1
Number of Holdings 56 29 255 16.67% 4
Net Assets in Top 10 2.91 B 8.46 M 2.91 B 2.08% 1
Weighting of Top 10 43.5% 27.7% 68.9% 20.83% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Edison International 5.11%
  2. Duke Energy Corp 4.49%
  3. NextEra Energy Inc 5.66%
  4. Sempra Energy 4.61%
  5. Dominion Resources Inc 4.90%
  6. American Electric Power Co Inc 4.20%
  7. PG&E Corp 4.21%
  8. Exelon Corp 3.65%
  9. CMS Energy Corp 3.34%
  10. Southern Co 3.37%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
97.30% 91.39% 100.99% 14.58% 2
Cash
1.91% 0.00% 4.86% 18.75% 4
Bonds
0.79% 0.00% 1.11% 4.17% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 4.17% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.55% 12.50% 5
Other
0.00% -1.42% 1.52% 12.50% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank Quintile
Utilities
90.86% 27.28% 98.95% 10.42% 2
Energy
5.15% 0.00% 31.80% 20.83% 4
Basic Materials
1.29% 0.00% 2.49% 6.25% 1
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 21.45% 18.75% 5
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 4.17% 5
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 6.84% 10.42% 5
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 11.66% 20.83% 5
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 33.91% 25.00% 5
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 4.17% 5
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 1.47% 8.33% 5
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 6.11% 8.33% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank Quintile
US
91.82% 39.67% 99.92% 18.75% 3
Non US
5.48% 0.00% 54.71% 16.67% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
1.91% 0.08% 4.86% 18.75% 4
Government
0.58% 0.00% 0.58% 2.08% 1
Corporate
0.21% 0.00% 3.55% 8.33% 2
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 4.17% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 5
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank Quintile
US
0.79% 0.00% 0.91% 4.17% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 0.20% 4.17% 5

FKUTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FKUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.73% 0.10% 2.55% 68.75% 1
Management Fee 0.45% 0.08% 1.00% 18.75% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.15% 0.00% 1.00% 23.53% 1
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.03% 0.25% 13.64% 4

Sales Fees

FKUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FKUTX Rank Quintile
Front Load 4.25% 3.50% 5.75% 40.00% 1
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

FKUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FKUTX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.75% 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.

FKUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FKUTX Rank Quintile
Turnover 9.55% 7.00% 475.00% 29.17% 1

FKUTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FKUTX Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.5% 0.06% 1.59% 31.25% 3

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FKUTX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Semi-Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FKUTX Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.88% 0.56% 3.39% 14.58% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FKUTX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

FKUTX - Managers

Blair Schmicker

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2009

Tenure

6.59

Tenure Rank

16.3%

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.


John Kohli

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 1998

Tenure

17.59

Tenure Rank

3.5%

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.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.6

Category High

24.5

Category Average

10.8

Category Mode

1.6