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 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 27.61 12.72 11.59 12.50 9.99
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 22.80 11.28 10.74 12.07 9.93
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 27.61 12.72 11.59 12.50 9.99
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 22.80 11.28 10.74 12.07 9.93
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 27.10 13.60 12.89 12.51
S&P 500 Index (%) 4.25 13.40 10.84 13.24

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.70 10.56 17.77 -7.38 25.18 13.71 5.65 19.44 6.85 13.82
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -1.67 5.88 12.80 -11.33 19.89 8.91 1.18 14.41 2.32 8.96
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 4.11 12.11 16.29 -4.85 28.98 13.21 1.29 19.91 5.46 11.91
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06 26.46

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.50 27.61 43.22 73.04 224.69 86,163.81
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 21.73 22.80 37.81 66.51 212.47 83,083.00
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.50 27.61 43.22 73.04 224.69 86,163.81
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 21.73 22.80 37.81 66.51 212.47 83,083.00
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 25.40 27.10 46.56 83.31 224.91
S&P 500 Index (%) 20.55 4.25 45.80 67.27 246.74

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.60 11.50 10.26 11.45
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.85 9.64 8.87 10.15
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 20.87 10.08 9.42 11.02
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 13.99 8.50 8.17 9.77
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.60 11.50 10.26 11.45
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.85 9.64 8.87 10.15
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 20.87 10.08 9.42 11.02
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 13.99 8.50 8.17 9.77

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 10/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.96
Sharpe Ratio 1.02
Standard Deviation 10.31

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