Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2021

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 04/30/2021 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/15/1997
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 23.33 12.32 11.24 14.23 10.66
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 22.33 12.32 11.24 14.23 10.66
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) 24.75 14.34 11.64 15.95 12.19
S&P 500 Index (%) 45.98 18.66 17.42 14.17 8.64
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2021 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/15/1997
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 39.18 10.89 11.88 14.98 10.66
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 38.18 10.89 11.88 14.98 10.66
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) 39.29 12.09 11.62 16.43 12.09
S&P 500 Index (%) 56.35 16.77 16.30 13.91 8.43

Calendar Year Returns

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2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 28.93 33.83 -16.34 17.91 -17.75 4.71 32.95 67.44
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 27.93 32.83 -17.15 16.91 -18.54 3.75 31.95 66.44
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) 25.69 24.41 -9.32 21.06 -21.68 11.42 34.32 65.97
S&P 500 Index (%) 18.40 31.49 -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2021

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 04/30/2021 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/15/1997
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -4.84 23.33 41.68 70.37 278.28 993.52
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -5.79 22.33 41.68 70.37 278.28 993.52
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) 2.23 24.75 49.48 73.44 339.32 1,412.56
S&P 500 Index (%) 11.84 45.98 67.11 123.20 276.37 608.27
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2021 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/15/1997
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -5.65 39.18 36.35 75.30 303.96 984.23
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -6.59 38.18 36.35 75.30 303.96 984.23
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) -0.72 39.29 40.86 73.26 357.92 1,368.88
S&P 500 Index (%) 6.17 56.35 59.25 112.71 267.88 572.39

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2021

Month EndAs of 04/30/2021 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 18.28 9.54 9.20 12.30
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 15.72 9.00 8.44 11.34
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 17.28 9.54 9.20 12.30
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 15.12 9.00 8.44 11.34
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2021 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 33.47 8.15 9.83 13.04
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 25.39 7.89 8.98 12.03
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 32.47 8.15 9.83 13.04
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 24.79 7.89 8.98 12.03

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

Gross Expense Ratio 1.80%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 1.78%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 04/30/2021 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 1.01
Sharpe Ratio 0.46
Standard Deviation 23.97

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