Meet Dave

When he was a young man, Dave inherited $50,000.1 He didn’t need the money at the time, so in 1970, he invested it in the Franklin Income Fund. Dave never added another penny, but over the years he withdrew more than $350,000. This is Dave’s story…

MEET DAVE
A Hypothetical Illustration with Franklin Income Fund─Advisor Class2
January 1, 1970 – December 31, 2018

Thanks to Franklin Income Fund’s 70-year history of uninterrupted dividends3 and the power of compounding, Dave was able to withdraw seven times his original inheritance while maintaining a healthy account balance year after year. See how Dave’s hypothetical investment would have grown through the years.

An Unexpected Investor
Growth of a Hypothetical $50,000 Investment in Franklin Income Fund─Advisor Class2,4
Dave’s Account Balance for the Years Ended December 31

1970197119721973197419751976
$51,520 $60,605 $63,218 $60,559 $53,084 $63,204 $77,509
1977197819791980198119821983
$84,222 $91,263 $109,054 $108,946 $110,186 $147,213 $169,806
1984198519861987198819891990
$196,151 $232,155 $274,187 $287,542 $298,496 $336,302 $306,798
1991199219931994199519961997
$433,059 $492,775 $591,804 $548,256 $656,970 $718,157 $839,312
1998199920002001200220032004
$841,172 $828,574 $996,715 $979,541 $970,502 $1,274,471 $1,370,636
2005200620072008200920102011
$1,398,181 $1,603,575 $1,685,064 $1,133,194 $1,534,686 $1,662,941 $1,704,752
2012201320142015201620172018
$1,951,652 $2,234,545 $2,320,868 $2,140,954 $2,496,480 $2,711,567 $2,569,905

Performance data represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may differ from the figures shown. A fund’s investment returns and principal values will change with market conditions, and investors may have a gain or a loss when they sell their shares. Please view Franklin Income Fund’s most recent month-end performance.

Dividends will vary depending on the fund's income, and past distributions are not indicative of future trends.

Average Annual Total Returns (For Periods Ended June 30, 2019)

1-year3-year5-year10-yearSince Inception
(8/31/48)
Advisor Class (FRIAX)3 6.02% 7.75% 3.31% 8.85% 10.13%
Class A (FKIQX)1          
Without Sales Charge 5.78% 7.52% 3.12% 8.67% 10.04%
With 3.75% Initial Sales Charge12 1.81% 6.16% 2.34% 8.25% 9.98%
30-Day Standardized Yield As of June  30, 201913Expense RatioBeta(3-Year)12
(As of 06/30/19)
Advisor Class (FRIAX)2 4.17% 0.47% 1.08
Class A (FKIQX)9 3.77% 0.72% 1.11

Annual Total Returns – Advisor Class13

1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
3.04% 19.96% 4.31% -4.21% -12.34% 25.82% 22.63% 8.66% 8.36% 28.56%
1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
19.58% 1.14% 36.07% 15.35% 15.51% 18.36% 19.65% 4.87% 8.81% 12.67%
1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
-8.77% 41.15% 15.24% 21.53% -6.38% 21.29% 10.45% 18.04% 1.12% -0.58%
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
20.29% 0.81% -0.92% 31.32% 12.40% 2.01% 19.39% 5.08% -30.27% 35.43%
201020112012201320142015201620172018
13.15% 2.51% 14.48% 14.50% 3.86% -7.75% 16.61% 8.62% -5.22%

Advisor Class Shares are only offered to certain eligible investors as stated in the prospectus. They are offered without sales charges or Rule12b-1 fees. The fund offers multiple share classes, which are subject different fees and expenses that will affect their performance. Please see the prospectus for details.

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