Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 06/30/2019

Month EndAs of 06/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/15/1997
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 1.28 10.43 6.00 16.22 11.10
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 1.28 10.43 6.00 16.22 11.10
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) -0.74 8.38 5.01 16.56 11.47
S&P 500 Index (%) 10.42 14.20 10.71 14.70 7.49
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/15/1997
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 1.28 10.43 6.00 16.22 11.10
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 1.28 10.43 6.00 16.22 11.10
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) -0.74 8.38 5.01 16.56 11.47
S&P 500 Index (%) 10.42 14.20 10.71 14.70 7.49

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -15.51 19.10 -16.96 5.75 34.28 69.15 29.72 8.65 17.64 11.93
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -15.51 19.10 -16.96 5.75 34.28 69.15 29.72 8.65 17.64 11.93
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) -9.32 21.06 -21.68 11.42 34.32 65.97 32.29 12.08 15.25 15.84
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 06/30/2019

Month EndAs of 06/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/15/1997
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 24.06 1.28 34.66 33.81 349.66 890.39
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 24.06 1.28 34.66 33.81 349.66 890.39
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) 12.63 -0.74 27.27 27.66 362.89 965.68
S&P 500 Index (%) 18.54 10.42 48.89 66.33 294.16 382.21
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/15/1997
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 24.06 1.28 34.66 33.81 349.66 890.39
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 24.06 1.28 34.66 33.81 349.66 890.39
NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (%) 12.63 -0.74 27.27 27.66 362.89 965.68
S&P 500 Index (%) 18.54 10.42 48.89 66.33 294.16 382.21

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 06/30/2019

Month EndAs of 06/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 0.17 9.34 4.60 14.98
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 0.89 7.80 4.29 13.41
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 0.17 9.34 4.60 14.98
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 0.89 7.80 4.29 13.41
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 0.17 9.34 4.60 14.98
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 0.89 7.80 4.29 13.41
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 0.17 9.34 4.60 14.98
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 0.89 7.80 4.29 13.41

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 09/01/2018 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.79%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.77%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 06/30/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 1.01
Sharpe Ratio 0.40
Standard Deviation 22.65

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

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