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 06/30/2020

Month EndAs of 06/30/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -4.64 5.51 8.86 11.05 9.69
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -8.23 4.18 8.03 10.63 9.63
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) -2.11 6.41 10.17 11.31
S&P 500 Index (%) 7.51 10.73 10.72 13.99
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -4.64 5.51 8.86 11.05 9.69
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -8.23 4.18 8.03 10.63 9.63
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) -2.11 6.41 10.17 11.31
S&P 500 Index (%) 7.51 10.73 10.72 13.99

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 -1.16 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 06/30/2020

Month EndAs of 06/30/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -11.97 -4.64 17.46 52.91 185.29 76,019.22
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -15.28 -8.23 13.07 47.15 174.61 73,300.72
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) -11.14 -2.11 20.49 62.32 192.07
S&P 500 Index (%) -3.08 7.51 35.77 66.45 270.31
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -11.97 -4.64 17.46 52.91 185.29 76,019.22
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -15.28 -8.23 13.07 47.15 174.61 73,300.72
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) -11.14 -2.11 20.49 62.32 192.07
S&P 500 Index (%) -3.08 7.51 35.77 66.45 270.31

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 06/30/2020

Month EndAs of 06/30/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -5.73 4.28 7.64 10.01
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -2.17 4.16 6.84 9.00
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -9.28 2.97 6.82 9.59
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -4.32 3.14 6.17 8.63
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -5.73 4.28 7.64 10.01
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -2.17 4.16 6.84 9.00
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -9.28 2.97 6.82 9.59
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -4.32 3.14 6.17 8.63

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 02/01/2020 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.73%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.73%
Max Initial Sales Charge 3.75%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 06/30/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 1.01
Sharpe Ratio 0.28
Standard Deviation 13.95

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