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FKUTX Franklin Utilities A1

  • Fund
  • FKUTX
  • Price as of: Aug 19, 2019
  • $21.61 + $0.14 + 0.65%
  • Category
  • Utilities Equities

FKUTX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 19.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.0%
  • Net Assets $6.49 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 47.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.61
$17.65
$21.61

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.74%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 3.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 4.58%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of Sep 07, 2018

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 19.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.72%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Franklin Utilities Fund
  • Fund Family Name Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date Sep 30, 1948
  • Shares Outstanding 187541820
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager John Kohli

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 (%)
YTD 19.2% 5.9% 23.5% 18.18%
1 Yr 12.7% -3.4% 21.6% 27.27%
3 Yr 6.1%* -7.5% 8.3% 50.00%
5 Yr 5.0%* -8.4% 7.7% 25.58%
10 Yr 7.1%* -6.2% 8.7% 22.86%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -3.0% -15.8% 4.1% 43.18%
2017 5.9% -6.4% 16.5% 75.00%
2016 14.5% -0.4% 17.3% 13.64%
2015 -13.1% -40.3% -3.8% 36.36%
2014 18.8% -10.4% 22.8% 23.26%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 19.2% 6.1% 23.5% 18.18%
1 Yr 17.6% 2.6% 23.1% 18.18%
3 Yr 10.1%* -3.6% 10.2% 20.45%
5 Yr 9.2%* -2.1% 9.8% 18.60%
10 Yr 11.4%* 5.6% 12.9% 14.29%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 2.5% -15.8% 5.1% 29.55%
2017 10.2% 0.6% 20.3% 54.55%
2016 17.8% -0.4% 23.7% 18.18%
2015 -7.8% -22.2% -1.0% 18.18%
2014 22.1% 4.1% 23.5% 18.60%

NAV & Total Return History

FKUTX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FKUTX Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank
Net Assets 6.49 B 40 M 6.5 B 2.27%
Number of Holdings 47 27 560 59.09%
Net Assets in Top 10 3.11 B 17.2 M 3.03 B 2.27%
Weighting of Top 10 47.81% 27.9% 72.1% 34.09%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. NextEra Energy Inc 8.19%

  2. Dominion Energy Inc 5.17%

  3. American Electric Power Co Inc 5.14%

  4. Exelon Corp 4.86%

  5. Sempra Energy 4.65%

  6. CMS Energy Corp 4.45%

  7. Duke Energy Corp 4.21%

  8. Xcel Energy Inc 4.02%

  9. Evergy Inc 3.79%

  10. Entergy Corp 3.32%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FKUTX % Rank
Stocks
98.74% 30.40% 99.92% 29.55%
Cash
1.15% -0.06% 3.67% 52.27%
Bonds
0.11% 0.00% 68.93% 13.64%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.15% 56.82%
Other
0.00% -0.01% 4.86% 43.18%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.67% 36.36%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKUTX % Rank
Utilities
94.16% 0.57% 98.89% 15.91%
Energy
4.58% 0.00% 25.36% 52.27%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 7.10% 47.73%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 17.03% 40.91%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 13.17% 47.73%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 4.89% 40.91%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 16.78% 45.45%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 27.07% 79.55%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 2.17% 40.91%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 3.62% 43.18%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 4.96% 56.82%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKUTX % Rank
US
94.41% 26.97% 99.92% 40.91%
Non US
4.33% 0.00% 50.28% 50.00%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKUTX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
1.15% -0.11% 3.38% 52.27%
Corporate
0.11% 0.00% 24.65% 45.45%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 0.33% 29.55%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 15.34% 34.09%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.55% 34.09%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 28.68% 34.09%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKUTX % Rank
US
0.11% 0.00% 49.52% 13.64%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 19.41% 34.09%

FKUTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FKUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.74% 0.10% 2.46% 86.36%
Management Fee 0.46% 0.08% 1.00% 18.18%
12b-1 Fee 0.15% 0.00% 1.00% 16.67%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.03% 0.25% 47.37%

Sales Fees

FKUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 3.75% 3.50% 5.75% 88.89%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

FKUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.75% 2.00% 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 Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 4.58% 1.00% 390.00% 13.64%

FKUTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FKUTX Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.11% 0.00% 0.08% 45.45%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FKUTX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Quarterly Monthly Quarterly

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FKUTX Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.72% 0.74% 3.68% 25.00%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

FKUTX - Managers

John Kohli

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 1998

20.59

20.6%

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.


Blair Schmicker

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2009

9.59

9.6%

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.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.08

Category High

27.39

Category Average

11.12

Category Mode

5.17