Templeton Foreign Smaller Companies Fund

This fund or share class has been closed to new investors.

PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 07/26/2016

NAV up $0.00 $15.52
POP $16.47
YTD Total return at Nav -2.21%
1 YEAR RETURN -16.33%
5 YEAR RETURN -1.80%
10 YEAR RETURN 1.78%


Investment Category Value
Distributions Annually
CUSIP 880 19R 484
Fund Number 191
Inception Date Sep 20, 1991
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 06/30/2016 $97.4 (M)
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-Day Standardized yield N/A

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES, & FEES As of 03/01/2016 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 1.81%
Net Expense Ratio 1.81%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.24%

Fund Description

The fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing at least 80% of its net assets in investments of smaller companies (generally those with market capitalization of not more than $2 billion at the time of initial purchase), located outside the U.S., including emerging markets.

Strategy Statement

"Templeton Foreign Smaller Companies Fund seeks undervalued smaller capitalization companies outside the U.S. that can capitalize on market inefficiencies in these regions. "


Harlan Hodes, MBA

Harlan Hodes, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2001
  • Managed Fund Since 2007
David Tuttle, CFA

David Tuttle, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2002
  • Managed Fund Since 2011

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 06/30/2016

Rating Category: Foreign Small/Mid Value

The fund's overall Morningstar Rating measures risk-adjusted returns and is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) rating metrics.

Historical Morningstar Rating As of 06/30/2016

Years Ratings Funds
in category
1 Stars
1 Stars
2 Stars

Morningstar Style Box As of 03/31/2016

Strategy, Benefits, Results


Our strategy is built upon the following Templeton cornerstones, which have been in place for more than 70 years.

  • Search Globally. We believe bargains have no borders when searching for the best investment opportunities.
  • Seek Value. We search worldwide for stocks selling at prices we believe are low relative to their true value.
  • Perform Fundamental, Bottom-Up Research. We conduct in-person visits and perform extensive fundamental research to model a company's potential future earnings, cash flow and asset value relative to its stock price.
  • Practice Patient, Long-Term Investing. We evaluate a company's potential for earnings and growth over a five-year horizon.


  • Broad Diversification. We invest across many countries and industries, focusing on non-U.S. companies with less than $2 billion in market cap.
  • Global Presence. Our global reach includes offices in Edinburgh, Nassau and Singapore, as well as Shanghai, Mumbai, Warsaw and Dubai.
  • A Clear Philosophy, Consistently Applied. Disciplines and traditions founded by Sir John Templeton in 1940 continue today.

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