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TEPLX Templeton Growth A

  • Fund
  • TEPLX
  • Price as of: Dec 07, 2018
  • $24.58
  • - $0.27
  • - 1.09%
  • Category
  • Global Equities

TEPLX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -9.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.3%
  • Net Assets $12.4 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$24.58
$24.58
$29.35

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.03%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.50%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 28.77%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Global Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style World Large Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -9.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.75%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency None

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Templeton Growth Fund, Inc.
  • Fund Family Name Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date Nov 29, 1954
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Norman J. Boersma

Fund Description

The Templeton Growth Fund, Inc. Class A (TEPLX) is an actively managed fund that seeks to grow investor capital. The fund focuses on both domestic and international growth stocks across the globe. TEPLX may also invest in emerging-market stocks. The fund uses various fundamental metrics to find those stocks that have great growth prospects and that are trading for low valuations. The fund mainly holds large-cap equities.

Given its “go anywhere” approach to finding growth, TEPLX makes for a great subcore position in a broader equity portfolio. The fund is managed by Franklin Advisers.

TEPLX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -9.8% -53.1% 25.1% 65.48% 4
1 Yr -4.1% -56.3% 37.9% 67.91% 4
3 Yr 5.3% * -6.3% 25.3% 70.97% 4
5 Yr 2.3% * -7.5% 19.3% 88.30% 5
10 Yr 9.3% * 1.0% 24.1% 64.15% 4

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 15.7% -39.6% 49.8% 51.53% 3
2016 7.5% -73.5% 33.8% 13.08% 1
2015 -8.0% -27.7% 27.0% 67.30% 4
2014 -4.6% -40.2% 39.8% 63.46% 4
2013 28.5% -33.0% 52.0% 16.73% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -9.8% -100.0% 25.1% 64.88% 4
1 Yr -9.4% -38.6% 185.9% 86.52% 5
3 Yr 3.3% * -6.3% 35.8% 83.12% 5
5 Yr 1.1% * -7.9% 19.2% 92.70% 5
10 Yr 8.6% * 0.9% 24.1% 68.17% 4

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 15.7% -26.4% 49.8% 51.63% 3
2016 7.5% -73.5% 33.8% 16.44% 1
2015 -8.0% -25.3% 47.6% 82.54% 5
2014 -2.0% -13.6% 50.0% 81.72% 5
2013 31.7% -23.9% 170.1% 38.15% 2

NAV & Total Return History

TEPLX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2018

Concentration Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 12.4 B 9.87 K 91 B 1.32% 1
Number of Holdings 93 1 8073 10.78% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 2.91 B -794 K 17.5 B 1.51% 1
Weighting of Top 10 21.2% 0.0% 323.8% 25.14% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 2.00%
  2. Citigroup Inc 2.27%
  3. Royal Dutch Shell PLC B 2.42%
  4. Oracle Corp 2.29%
  5. BP PLC 2.18%
  6. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd ADR 1.72%
  7. Allergan PLC 2.13%
  8. Eni SpA 1.84%
  9. SES SA DR 2.46%
  10. Singapore Telecommunications Ltd 1.87%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
94.36% 0.00% 132.91% 19.28% 4
Cash
5.12% -35.60% 102.01% 7.28% 2
Bonds
0.52% -0.01% 98.02% 4.91% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.33% 5.67% 5
Other
0.00% -7.03% 40.46% 13.99% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 29.43% 2.27% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
21.50% 0.00% 47.04% 5.11% 1
Healthcare
17.50% 0.00% 48.64% 3.60% 1
Energy
11.27% 0.00% 51.20% 3.03% 1
Technology
9.71% 0.00% 81.45% 24.79% 4
Industrials
8.98% 0.00% 85.98% 20.53% 4
Communication Services
7.47% -1.23% 77.90% 3.69% 1
Consumer Cyclical
6.39% 0.00% 54.45% 25.83% 5
Consumer Defense
5.65% -1.09% 44.27% 21.67% 4
Basic Materials
3.89% 0.00% 29.27% 15.14% 3
Real Estate
0.94% -0.56% 84.93% 16.75% 4
Utilities
0.92% -0.45% 90.80% 15.89% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Non US
62.77% 0.00% 100.00% 4.91% 1
US
31.59% 0.00% 128.53% 28.45% 5

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
5.12% -35.60% 102.01% 7.38% 2
Corporate
0.52% 0.00% 62.75% 6.53% 1
Derivative
0.00% -13.37% 28.18% 1.80% 5
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 27.08% 2.08% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.18% 0.76% 5
Government
0.00% -1.52% 56.75% 5.01% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
US
0.52% -0.01% 48.77% 4.54% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 67.76% 3.88% 5

TEPLX - Expenses

Operational Fees

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.03% 0.01% 323.68% 24.57% 2
Management Fee 0.68% 0.00% 1.96% 4.16% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 1.85% 3
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.01% 0.45% 1.82% 5

Sales Fees

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High TEPLX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.50% 0.00% 5.75% 0.99% 3
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

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

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High TEPLX Rank Quintile
Turnover 28.77% 0.00% 1856.00% 13.47% 2

TEPLX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.5% 0.00% 3.94% 10.56% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency None Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.75% -23.00% 7.02% 12.67% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

TEPLX - Managers

Norman J. Boersma

Lead Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2011

Tenure

7.76

Tenure Rank

4.7%

Norman J. Boersma, portfolio manager, provides research and advice on the purchases and sales of individual securities, and portfolio risk assessment. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1991. Mr. Boersma is the chief investment officer of Templeton Global Equity Group (TGEG) and president of Templeton Global Advisors. He is also lead portfolio manager for Templeton Growth Fund and Templeton Growth (Euro) Fund and related strategies, as well as co-portfolio manager for Templeton World Fund.


Heather Arnold

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2014

Tenure

4.92

Tenure Rank

7.7%

Heather Arnold is the director of research for the Templeton Global Equity Group, as well as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Ms. Arnold has 30 years industry experience, 11 of which have been at Templeton. Ms. Arnold holds an M.B.A. from York University (Canada) and a B.A. in economics and art history from Queen's University (Canada), and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.


Tucker Scott

Manager

Start Date

Oct 31, 2007

Tenure

11.09

Tenure Rank

2.5%

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

Jun 30, 2016

Tenure

2.42

Tenure Rank

10.5%

Christopher Peel is a vice president, research analyst and portfolio manager for the Templeton Global Equity Group. Mr. Peel has global research responsibility for software and integrated oils. Mr. Peel is Group Coordinator for the Energy sector. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2007, he was a commercial analyst at Lloyds TSB Group. Mr. Peel holds a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.


Herbert J. Arnett

Manager

Start Date

Jun 30, 2016

Tenure

2.42

Tenure Rank

10.5%

Herbert Arnett is Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst for the Templeton Global Equity Group. Mr. Arnett has global research responsibilities for large-cap and small-cap Media, Internet Software and Services, as well US Telecoms. He serves as Coordinator for the Telecom Sector Team, and previously served as Coordinator for the Consumer Sector Team. Previously, Mr. Arnett was the lead Hedge Fund Trader with Templeton's Global Equity Trading Group, where he traded European and North American markets. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 1996, Mr. Arnett worked at Union Bancarie Privee, Nassau, Bahamas, in international private banking, specializing in money market, foreign exchange and derivative instruments. Mr. Arnett holds a B.A. in finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.1

Category High

36.2

Category Average

6.31

Category Mode

0.5