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FRUSX Franklin Utilities C

  • Fund
  • FRUSX
  • Price as of: Sep 22, 2017
  • $19.17
  • - $0.13
  • - 0.67%
  • Category
  • Utilities Equities

FRUSX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 9.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 11.4%
  • Net Assets $6.66 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 45.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$19.17
$16.71
$19.91

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.23%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 7.17%

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 9.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.31%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Franklin Utilities Fund
  • Fund Family Name Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date May 01, 1995
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class C
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Blair Schmicker

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.

FRUSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FRUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 9.2% -10.4% 17.4% 70.83% 4
1 Yr 14.2% -2.1% 20.2% 56.25% 3
3 Yr 9.4% * 0.2% 12.2% 23.91% 2
5 Yr 11.4% * 8.5% 13.3% 43.48% 3
10 Yr 7.8% * 4.8% 9.6% 15.56% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FRUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 14.4% -8.1% 17.3% 14.89% 1
2015 -13.1% -40.3% 4.1% 42.55% 3
2014 18.8% -10.4% 22.8% 25.53% 2
2013 9.7% 0.0% 28.2% 65.22% 4
2012 1.8% -12.5% 10.4% 54.55% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FRUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 9.2% -10.4% 17.4% 70.83% 4
1 Yr 13.2% -3.1% 20.2% 47.92% 3
3 Yr 9.4% * 0.1% 12.2% 17.39% 1
5 Yr 11.4% * 8.0% 13.3% 34.78% 2
10 Yr 7.8% * 4.8% 9.6% 15.56% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FRUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 16.5% -6.1% 18.9% 19.15% 1
2015 -8.8% -22.6% 13.0% 51.06% 3
2014 23.7% 0.0% 29.8% 34.04% 2
2013 15.3% 0.0% 58.2% 82.61% 5
2012 6.1% 0.0% 23.4% 79.55% 4

NAV & Total Return History

FRUSX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

FRUSX Category Low Category High FRUSX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 6.66 B 19.2 M 6.66 B 2.08% 1
Number of Holdings 51 29 263 14.58% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 2.91 B 7.86 M 2.91 B 2.08% 1
Weighting of Top 10 45.7% 27.5% 71.1% 22.92% 2

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Edison International 5.02%
  2. Duke Energy Corp 4.45%
  3. NextEra Energy Inc 6.37%
  4. Sempra Energy 4.95%
  5. Dominion Energy Inc 5.04%
  6. American Electric Power Co Inc 4.25%
  7. PG&E Corp 4.89%
  8. Exelon Corp 3.79%
  9. CMS Energy Corp 3.53%
  10. Southern Co 3.38%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High FRUSX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
98.51% 95.21% 99.95% 22.92% 3
Bonds
0.78% 0.00% 0.78% 2.08% 1
Cash
0.71% 0.00% 4.36% 16.67% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.63% 12.50% 5
Other
0.00% -0.08% 1.26% 18.75% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FRUSX % Rank Quintile
Utilities
94.20% 24.41% 98.86% 10.42% 2
Energy
4.31% 0.51% 25.52% 22.92% 3
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 14.27% 18.75% 5
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 4.78% 18.75% 5
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 19.43% 18.75% 5
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.77% 8.33% 5
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 9.29% 12.50% 5
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 27.94% 27.08% 5
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.44% 6.25% 5
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 2.98% 12.50% 5
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 3.10% 16.67% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FRUSX % Rank Quintile
US
91.75% 40.69% 99.95% 22.92% 3
Non US
6.76% 0.00% 55.03% 18.75% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FRUSX % Rank Quintile
Corporate
0.78% 0.00% 2.63% 10.42% 2
Cash & Equivalents
0.71% 0.00% 4.36% 18.75% 2
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 4
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 4
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 4
Government
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 4

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FRUSX % Rank Quintile
US
0.78% 0.00% 0.78% 2.08% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 4

FRUSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FRUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.23% 0.10% 2.55% 41.67% 3
Management Fee 0.46% 0.09% 1.00% 18.75% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.65% 0.00% 1.00% 8.82% 3
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.03% 0.25% 13.64% 3

Sales Fees

FRUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FRUSX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.00% 25.00% 3

Trading Fees

FRUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FRUSX 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.

FRUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FRUSX Rank Quintile
Turnover 7.17% 3.00% 507.00% 31.25% 1

FRUSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FRUSX Category Low Category High FRUSX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.4% 0.06% 1.59% 35.42% 3

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FRUSX Category Low Category High FRUSX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.31% 0.55% 4.31% 37.50% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

FRUSX - Managers

Blair Schmicker

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2009

Tenure

7.67

Tenure Rank

15.5%

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

18.68

Tenure Rank

2.1%

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

0.0

Category High

25.6

Category Average

10.2

Category Mode

2.7