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TEMFX Templeton Foreign A

  • Fund
  • TEMFX
  • Price as of: Mar 22, 2019
  • $7.20
  • - $0.12
  • - 1.64%
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Value Equities

TEMFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -2.5%
  • Net Assets $5.82 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 27.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$7.20
$6.57
$8.11

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.16%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.50%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 23.01%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Foreign Large Cap Value Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Foreign Large Value

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -1.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.54%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Templeton Foreign Fund
  • Fund Family Name Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date Oct 05, 1982
  • Shares Outstanding 386482479
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Norman J. Boersma

Fund Description

The Templeton Foreign Fund Class A (TEMFX) is an actively managed fund that aims to grow investor capital over the long term. The fund uses a bottom-up approach, combing for international undervalued equities with strong growth potential. This growth potential must be achievable for at least five years; the fund tends to hold stocks for longer periods of time to reflect this mandate. TEMFX includes both developed and emerging markets as well as multiple market-cap sizes.

As a foreign value fund, TEMFX makes an ideal subcore position in a portfolio for investors looking to overweight international value stocks. The fund is managed by Franklin Advisers.

TEMFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TEMFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.8% -34.3% 29.1% 54.30% 3
1 Yr -7.9% -25.2% 57.8% 45.00% 3
3 Yr 3.8% * -10.7% 12.4% 31.34% 2
5 Yr -2.5% * -3.2% 9.0% 74.71% 4
10 Yr 6.1% * -2.3% 13.9% 34.92% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TEMFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -17.2% -93.5% 25.7% 33.69% 2
2017 15.5% -15.3% 31.4% 62.23% 4
2016 9.6% -27.4% 208.8% 8.36% 1
2015 -8.5% -27.4% 21.2% 68.91% 4
2014 -16.1% -18.8% 21.2% 85.55% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TEMFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.8% -34.3% 29.1% 53.74% 3
1 Yr -7.9% -22.4% 47.1% 42.09% 3
3 Yr 3.8% * -10.7% 65.3% 33.58% 2
5 Yr -1.2% * -3.6% 9.0% 73.95% 4
10 Yr 11.2% * -2.7% 13.9% 12.70% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TEMFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -17.2% -93.5% 25.7% 34.04% 2
2017 15.5% -8.4% 31.4% 64.39% 4
2016 9.6% -19.3% 209.7% 8.73% 1
2015 -7.2% -14.4% 31.1% 83.58% 5
2014 -11.5% -19.2% 32.0% 88.42% 5

NAV & Total Return History

TEMFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Dec 31, 2018

Concentration Analysis

TEMFX Category Low Category High TEMFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 5.82 B 1.2 M 28.7 B 3.31% 1
Number of Holdings 82 2 5330 19.87% 4
Net Assets in Top 10 1.47 B -70.4 K 7.25 B 3.64% 1
Weighting of Top 10 27.0% 5.7% 100.0% 9.93% 2

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 4.00%
  2. BP PLC 3.24%
  3. Royal Dutch Shell PLC B 2.94%
  4. Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. 2.71%
  5. Standard Chartered PLC 2.85%
  6. BNP Paribas 2.19%
  7. Eni SpA 2.12%
  8. Sanofi SA 2.45%
  9. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp 2.47%
  10. China Telecom Corp Ltd H Shares 1.99%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High TEMFX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
96.77% -6.52% 109.78% 22.19% 4
Cash
3.23% -9.78% 106.52% 8.28% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.39% 6.62% 1
Other
0.00% -44.85% 9.80% 16.56% 3
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.48% 1.66% 1
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 13.16% 5.30% 1

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TEMFX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
23.05% 0.00% 37.09% 16.56% 3
Technology
13.46% 1.33% 23.81% 4.30% 1
Healthcare
13.20% 0.10% 17.52% 4.64% 1
Energy
12.93% 0.00% 18.68% 4.30% 1
Basic Materials
9.24% 0.08% 15.99% 12.25% 2
Industrials
8.57% 0.00% 26.97% 26.82% 5
Communication Services
6.98% 0.00% 18.50% 9.60% 2
Consumer Cyclical
3.97% 0.00% 19.21% 34.44% 5
Consumer Defense
2.93% 1.06% 30.05% 32.78% 5
Utilities
1.78% 0.00% 21.13% 22.19% 4
Real Estate
0.67% -0.01% 6.61% 24.83% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TEMFX % Rank Quintile
Non US
92.35% 0.00% 109.19% 29.80% 5
US
4.42% -6.52% 60.54% 7.62% 1

TEMFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

TEMFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.16% 0.01% 4.41% 33.11% 2
Management Fee 0.69% 0.00% 1.28% 9.27% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 3.76% 2
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.00% 0.50% 6.79% 4

Sales Fees

TEMFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High TEMFX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.50% 0.08% 5.75% 4.17% 2
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

TEMFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High TEMFX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.08% 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.

TEMFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High TEMFX Rank Quintile
Turnover 23.01% 2.00% 224.00% 19.54% 2

TEMFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

TEMFX Category Low Category High TEMFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 2.94% 81.05% 5

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

TEMFX Category Low Category High TEMFX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.54% -0.14% 4.57% 39.74% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

TEMFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

TEMFX - Managers

Norman J. Boersma

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2011

Tenure

8.0

Tenure Rank

8.2%

Norman J. Boersma, CFA is the chief investment officer of Templeton Global Equity Group and president of Templeton Global Advisors. He is also lead portfolio manager for Templeton Growth Fund and related strategies. Mr. Boersma holds a B.A. in economics and political science from York University and an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto.


Heather Arnold

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2014

Tenure

5.16

Tenure Rank

12.4%

Heather Arnold, CFA is director of research for the Templeton Global Equity Group, as well as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Ms. Arnold is the lead portfolio manager for a number of global and international mandates. She is also the lead equity portfolio manager for Templeton Global Balanced Fund. Ms. Arnold holds an M.B.A. from York University and a B.A. in economics and art history from Queen's University.


Tucker Scott

Lead Manager

Start Date

Aug 01, 2007

Tenure

11.59

Tenure Rank

4.3%

Tucker Scott, CFA, Portfolio Manager, is an executive vice president for the Templeton Global Equity Group with responsibility for institutional and retail accounts. Mr. Scott has global research responsibility for the metals and mining industries. He joined the firm in 1996.Prior to joining Templeton in 1996, he worked for Aeltus Investment Management, where his industry coverage included telecommunication equipment and financial services.


Christopher James Peel

Manager

Start Date

Sep 30, 2017

Tenure

1.41

Tenure Rank

19.3%

Christopher Peel, CFA, SVP is a research analyst and portfolio manager for the Templeton Global Equity Group. Mr. Peel is a manager for Templeton Growth Fund. He has global research responsibility for software, IT services and consulting, and integrated oils. Mr. Peel is Group Coordinator for the Energy sector. Mr. Peel holds a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Nottingham (UK).


Herbert J. Arnett

Manager

Start Date

Sep 30, 2017

Tenure

1.41

Tenure Rank

19.3%

Herbert Arnett, SVP is Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst for the Templeton Global Equity Group. Mr. Arnett is a manager for Templeton Growth Fund Inc. and Templeton World Fund. He has global research responsibilities for large-cap and small-cap Media, Internet Software and Services, as well US Telecoms. Mr. Arnett holds a B.A. in finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.


Peter M. Moeschter

Manager

Start Date

Feb 01, 2019

Tenure

0.07

Tenure Rank

22.2%

Peter M. Moeschter, CFA, EVP is a portfolio manager in the Templeton Global Equity Group with responsibility for various global and international equity mandates. He is the sector team leader of global utilities. Mr. Moeschter holds a B.B.A. (honors) from Wilfrid Laurier University and an M.B.A. from York University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

25.7

Category Average

6.13

Category Mode

4.2