FKUTX: Franklin Utilities A1

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FKUTX Franklin Utilities A1


Profile

FKUTX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 5.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.0%
  • Net Assets $7.01 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 48.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$23.18
$18.76
$23.27

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.73%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 3.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 7.90%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of Sep 07, 2018
  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA $250

Fund Classification

  • Primary Caregory
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Utilities

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 5.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.61%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Franklin Utilities Fund Class A1
  • Fund Family Name
    Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date
    Sep 30, 1948
  • Shares Outstanding
    184656291
  • 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.


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Performance

FKUTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.1% -0.2% 5.1% 9.26%
1 Yr 24.9% 1.0% 27.1% 9.26%
3 Yr 9.6%* -5.4% 16.1% 25.49%
5 Yr 5.0%* -6.8% 10.4% 24.00%
10 Yr 7.9%* -6.6% 12.1% 23.81%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 21.7% 1.6% 26.2% 7.41%
2018 -3.0% -18.9% 4.1% 39.22%
2017 5.9% -6.4% 13.4% 70.00%
2016 14.5% -0.4% 16.5% 14.00%
2015 -13.1% -27.8% -8.3% 32.65%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.1% -0.2% 5.1% 9.26%
1 Yr 24.9% 3.5% 27.1% 9.26%
3 Yr 13.2%* -4.3% 16.1% 17.65%
5 Yr 8.9%* -6.8% 10.4% 12.00%
10 Yr 11.8%* 0.4% 12.1% 16.67%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 21.7% 4.1% 26.2% 7.41%
2018 2.5% -18.9% 5.1% 25.49%
2017 10.2% -3.7% 17.9% 52.00%
2016 17.8% -0.4% 23.7% 14.00%
2015 -7.8% -27.8% -5.5% 16.33%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

FKUTX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FKUTX Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank
Net Assets 7.01 B 52 M 7.01 B 1.85%
Number of Holdings 46 29 255 55.56%
Net Assets in Top 10 3.37 B 23.3 M 3.37 B 1.85%
Weighting of Top 10 48.03% 14.3% 70.2% 33.33%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. NextEra Energy Inc 8.98%
  2. American Electric Power Co Inc 5.12%
  3. Dominion Energy Inc 5.02%
  4. Sempra Energy 4.54%
  5. CMS Energy Corp 4.48%
  6. Exelon Corp 4.42%
  7. Edison International 4.09%
  8. Duke Energy Corp 3.90%
  9. Xcel Energy Inc 3.89%
  10. Entergy Corp 3.59%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FKUTX % Rank
Stocks
99.22% 80.29% 140.65% 48.15%
Cash
0.68% -40.66% 19.12% 44.44%
Bonds
0.10% 0.00% 15.45% 14.81%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.41% 57.41%
Other
0.00% -19.06% 0.94% 40.74%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.71% 55.56%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKUTX % Rank
Utilities
96.53% 38.00% 99.07% 22.22%
Energy
3.47% 0.00% 31.24% 55.56%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 3.82% 48.15%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 4.74% 59.26%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 21.73% 50.00%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 3.66% 44.44%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 8.71% 48.15%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 30.34% 70.37%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 6.85% 44.44%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 7.08% 44.44%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 7.38% 61.11%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKUTX % Rank
US
95.63% 41.21% 104.14% 37.04%
Non US
3.59% 0.00% 62.60% 55.56%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKUTX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
87.61% 0.44% 100.00% 59.26%
Corporate
12.39% 0.00% 90.26% 12.96%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 84.57% 48.15%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 35.19%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 35.19%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 29.07% 44.44%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKUTX % Rank
US
0.10% 0.00% 13.46% 14.81%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 1.99% 35.19%

Expenses

FKUTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FKUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.73% 0.10% 4.18% 83.33%
Management Fee 0.46% 0.09% 1.00% 20.37%
12b-1 Fee 0.15% 0.00% 1.00% 18.75%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.04% 0.26% 40.00%

Sales Fees

FKUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 3.75% 3.50% 5.75% 80.00%
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 2.00% 2.00% N/A

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 7.90% 1.00% 390.00% 11.11%

Distributions

FKUTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FKUTX Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.52% 0.00% 6.96% 38.89%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FKUTX Category Low Category High FKUTX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.61% 0.72% 3.22% 20.37%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

FKUTX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

John Kohli


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 1998

21.01

21.0%

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


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2009

10.01

10.0%

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 Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.21 21.01 9.0 5.67