Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 08/31/2020

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may differ from figures shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions, and you may have a gain or a loss when you sell your shares.
Month EndAs of 08/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/15/1997
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 36.49 7.51 4.37 17.91 11.55
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 36.49 7.51 4.37 17.91 11.55
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) 31.77 6.88 3.55 18.15 11.91
S&P 500 Index (%) 21.94 14.51 14.45 15.16 8.01
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/15/1997
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 23.31 10.12 2.45 18.32 11.61
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 23.31 10.12 2.45 18.32 11.61
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) 25.36 9.81 2.14 18.43 12.05
S&P 500 Index (%) 7.51 10.73 10.72 13.99 7.49

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 08/31/2020

Month EndAs of 08/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 33.78 6.18 2.86 16.42
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 23.11 5.47 2.97 14.78
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 33.78 6.18 2.86 16.42
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 23.11 5.47 2.97 14.78
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 20.87 8.76 0.96 16.82
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 15.18 7.53 1.47 15.16
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 20.87 8.76 0.96 16.82
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 15.18 7.53 1.47 15.16

Calendar Year Returns

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2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 35.19 -15.51 19.10 -16.96 5.75 34.28 69.15 29.72 8.65 17.64
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 35.19 -15.51 19.10 -16.96 5.75 34.28 69.15 29.72 8.65 17.64
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) 24.41 -9.32 21.06 -21.68 11.42 34.32 65.97 32.29 12.08 15.25
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 08/31/2020

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may differ from figures shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions, and you may have a gain or a loss when you sell your shares.
Month EndAs of 08/31/2020 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/15/1997
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 3.83 13.86 36.49 24.27 23.86 419.22 1,128.91
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 3.83 13.86 36.49 24.27 23.86 419.22 1,128.91
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) 0.78 12.57 31.77 22.09 19.08 430.14 1,225.07
S&P 500 Index (%) 15.48 9.74 21.94 50.17 96.47 310.38 486.99
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2020 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/15/1997
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 29.14 13.15 23.31 33.55 12.86 437.65 1,121.21
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 29.14 13.15 23.31 33.55 12.86 437.65 1,121.21
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) 26.68 13.49 25.36 32.41 11.20 442.81 1,235.98
S&P 500 Index (%) 20.54 -3.08 7.51 35.77 66.45 270.31 418.39

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY (MPT) STATISTICSAs of 08/31/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 23.62 25.22 23.05
Standard Deviation (NASDAQ Biotechnology Index) 22.08 23.55 21.27
Beta 1.03 1.04 1.04
Sharpe Ratio 0.25 0.13 0.75
Information Ratio 0.10 0.14 -0.04
Tracking Error 6.41 5.99 6.16

ADDITIONAL RISK STATISTICSAs of 08/31/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Beta Bull 0.96 0.93 1.03
Beta Bear 0.97 1.03 1.03
Bull Bear Capture Ratio 1.05 1.07 1.00
% of Positive Months 55.56 56.67 62.50
Gains/Losses 1.37 1.24 1.85
Maximum Drawdown
23.49 28.18 37.55

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 09/01/2020 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.80%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.78%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 08/31/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 1.03
Sharpe Ratio 0.25
Standard Deviation 23.62

Benchmarks

A benchmark is a comparable broad-based index that can be used to evaluate a fund's performance.

  • NASDAQ Biotechnology Index
  • S&P 500 Index