Franklin Small Cap Growth Fund

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

PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 07/27/2016

NAV up $0.08 $17.86
POP $18.95
YTD Total return at Nav 4.38%
1 YEAR RETURN -19.44%
10 YEAR RETURN 6.64%


Investment Category Growth
Distributions Annually
CUSIP 354 713 620
Fund Number 465
Inception Date May 01, 2000
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 06/30/2016 $2,661.3 (M)
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-Day Standardized yield N/A

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES, & FEES As of 09/01/2015 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 1.12%
Net Expense Ratio 1.12%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

The fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing at least 80% of its net assets in the equity securities of companies with market capitalizations of generally less than $1.5 billion, or the highest market capitalization in the Russell 2000 Index, whichever is greater, at the time of purchase.

Strategy Statement

"We seek to invest in rapidly growing small-capitalization companies, targeting companies with pricing power, cost advantages, sustainable competitive advantages or innovative products or services. "

Michael McCarthy, CFA®


Michael McCarthy, CFA

Michael McCarthy, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1992
  • Managed Fund Since 2000
Brad Carris, CFA, MBA

Brad Carris, CFA®, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2000
  • Managed Fund Since 2004

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 06/30/2016

Rating Category: Small Growth

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
2 Stars
3 Stars
3 Stars

Morningstar Style Box As of 03/31/2016

Strategy, Benefits, Results


We use fundamental, bottom-up research to find rapidly growing, small-capitalization companies that meet our criteria of:

  • Growth. We focus on companies with the potential to produce sustainable earnings and cash-flow growth.
  • Quality. We seek high-quality companies with strong management teams and financial strength.
  • Valuation. We assess whether the growth opportunity is already reflected in the stock price.


  • Higher growth rate potential of smaller companies compared to larger, more established companies.
  • Tenured and experienced portfolio management team.
  • Distinct research structure. Investment professionals organized into collaborative sector teams.

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