Franklin Utilities Fund

New investors must invest in new Class A shares. This A1 share class is available only for existing investors as of 9/7/18.

New investors must invest in new Class A shares. This A1 share class is available only for existing investors as of 9/7/18.

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.80 12.92 9.45 11.66 9.96
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 22.02 11.48 8.62 11.24 9.90
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 13.83 10.29 11.81
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 15.28 11.70 13.56
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.80 12.92 9.45 11.66 9.96
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 22.02 11.48 8.62 11.24 9.90
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 13.83 10.29 11.81
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 15.28 11.70 13.56

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.80 2.70 10.56 17.77 -7.38 25.18 13.71 5.65 19.44 6.85
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 22.02 -1.67 5.88 12.80 -11.33 19.89 8.91 1.18 14.41 2.32
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 4.11 12.11 16.29 -4.85 28.98 13.21 1.29 19.91 5.46
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 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 12/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.80 26.80 43.98 57.04 201.39 86,372.23
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 22.02 22.02 38.56 51.16 190.08 83,283.98
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 26.35 47.46 63.17 205.20
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 31.49 53.17 73.86 256.66
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.80 26.80 43.98 57.04 201.39 86,372.23
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 22.02 22.02 38.56 51.16 190.08 83,283.98
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 26.35 47.46 63.17 205.20
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 31.49 53.17 73.86 256.66

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.57 11.67 8.24 10.63
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.64 9.94 7.24 9.47
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 20.84 10.25 7.42 10.21
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 13.79 8.80 6.56 9.09
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.57 11.67 8.24 10.63
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.64 9.94 7.24 9.47
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 20.84 10.25 7.42 10.21
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 13.79 8.80 6.56 9.09

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 02/01/2019 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.74%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.74%
Max Initial Sales Charge 3.75%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 12/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.99
Sharpe Ratio 1.13
Standard Deviation 9.97

Benchmarks

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

  • S&P 500 Utilities Index
  • S&P 500 Index