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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 5.45
BEN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 1214 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BEN: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BEN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 3.53 Max: 71.15
Current: 5.45
0.38
71.15
Equity to Asset 0.73
BEN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BEN: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BEN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.66 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.73
0.52
0.81
Interest Coverage 67.96
BEN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 1128 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. BEN: 67.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BEN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 23.35  Med: 48.50 Max: 318.91
Current: 67.96
23.35
318.91
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.38
M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
13.99%
96.47%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 38.21
BEN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 51.87 vs. BEN: 38.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BEN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 21.74  Med: 29.27 Max: 37.93
Current: 38.21
21.74
37.93
Net-margin (%) 28.16
BEN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.78 vs. BEN: 28.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BEN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 17.15  Med: 22.70 Max: 28.57
Current: 28.16
17.15
28.57
ROE (%) 19.74
BEN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. BEN: 19.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BEN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 10.5  Med: 20.50 Max: 26.67
Current: 19.74
10.5
26.67
ROA (%) 14.05
BEN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. BEN: 14.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BEN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.82  Med: 13.78 Max: 18.25
Current: 14.05
6.82
18.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 605.32
BEN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 33.08 vs. BEN: 605.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BEN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 144.99  Med: 336.05 Max: 631.53
Current: 605.32
144.99
631.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.20
BEN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BEN: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BEN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.4  Med: 8.30 Max: 27
Current: 8.2
-9.4
27
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
BEN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BEN: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BEN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 8.90 Max: 31.5
Current: 9.2
0
31.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.50
BEN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. BEN: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BEN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.3  Med: 10.10 Max: 37
Current: 9.5
-12.3
37
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BEN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 50,147 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,322 sh (New)
Jim Simons 58,000 sh (New)
Mason Hawkins 2,020,049 sh (New)
Chris Davis 7,000 sh (+75.00%)
Jeremy Grantham 119,000 sh (+40.53%)
Murray Stahl 15,072 sh (+11.20%)
Chuck Royce 425,200 sh (+8.00%)
John Rogers 1,858,974 sh (+6.63%)
David Winters 2,379,770 sh (+3.41%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,410,055 sh (+1.50%)
Ken Fisher 22,491 sh (+1.46%)
Robert Olstein 192,000 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 1,835,346 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 1,014,594 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,430,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 162,481 sh (-0.06%)
Mario Gabelli 4,700 sh (-7.84%)
Richard Pzena 2,657,604 sh (-15.64%)
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Q4 2014

BEN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Scott Black 161,205 sh (New)
David Dreman 4,511 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 1,076,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 357,300 sh (+516.03%)
Mason Hawkins 8,755,386 sh (+333.42%)
Joel Greenblatt 107,368 sh (+114.11%)
Chuck Royce 510,800 sh (+20.13%)
Richard Pzena 3,057,445 sh (+15.05%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,733,117 sh (+9.47%)
Robert Olstein 201,000 sh (+4.69%)
Murray Stahl 15,307 sh (+1.56%)
Wintergreen Fund 1,835,346 sh (unchged)
David Winters 2,379,770 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,430,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 7,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 162,406 sh (-0.05%)
Pioneer Investments 1,013,615 sh (-0.10%)
John Rogers 1,850,175 sh (-0.47%)
Ken Fisher 21,315 sh (-5.23%)
Jeremy Grantham 102,600 sh (-13.78%)
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Q1 2015

BEN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Lee Ainslie 4,850 sh (New)
David Dreman 10,139 sh (+124.76%)
Richard Pzena 4,841,999 sh (+58.37%)
Joel Greenblatt 161,481 sh (+50.40%)
Robert Olstein 230,000 sh (+14.43%)
Scott Black 170,755 sh (+5.92%)
Murray Stahl 16,138 sh (+5.43%)
Jeremy Grantham 108,100 sh (+5.36%)
John Rogers 1,936,408 sh (+4.66%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,900,197 sh (+4.48%)
Pioneer Investments 1,016,948 sh (+0.33%)
Bill Nygren 5,430,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 21,315 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 7,000 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 8,479,393 sh (-3.15%)
RS Investment Management 1,028,600 sh (-4.48%)
Jim Simons 332,800 sh (-6.86%)
David Winters 1,993,067 sh (-16.25%)
Wintergreen Fund 1,448,643 sh (-21.07%)
Chuck Royce 335,000 sh (-34.42%)
Jeff Auxier 82,405 sh (-49.26%)
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Q2 2015

BEN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio 31,462 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,501 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 249,700 sh (+130.99%)
Jim Simons 744,200 sh (+123.62%)
Jeff Auxier 168,955 sh (+105.03%)
Joel Greenblatt 276,949 sh (+71.51%)
David Dreman 13,644 sh (+34.57%)
Murray Stahl 18,093 sh (+12.11%)
Richard Pzena 5,306,059 sh (+9.58%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,262,729 sh (+9.30%)
Lee Ainslie 5,160 sh (+6.39%)
Robert Olstein 239,000 sh (+3.91%)
Chris Davis 7,114 sh (+1.63%)
Ken Fisher 21,580 sh (+1.24%)
RS Investment Management 1,038,320 sh (+0.94%)
RS Investment Management 1,038,320 sh (+0.94%)
Pioneer Investments 1,017,449 sh (+0.05%)
Bill Nygren 5,430,000 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 1,933,094 sh (-0.17%)
Scott Black 169,640 sh (-0.65%)
Mason Hawkins 8,230,490 sh (-2.94%)
David Winters 1,792,740 sh (-10.05%)
Wintergreen Fund 1,248,316 sh (-13.83%)
Chuck Royce 280,000 sh (-16.42%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Franklin Resources Inc

Bill Nygren Comments on Franklin Resources - Apr 14, 2014

We established a position in Franklin Resources (BEN), one of the world’s largest global mutual fund companies, with leading products in both equities and fixed income. For starters, we believe asset management is an attractive business and Franklin has a history of strong fund performance across various asset classes and geographies. The company is selling for less than 14x our estimate of this year’s EPS and just over 11x adjusting for net cash and securities. In our view, this is a cheap price for a well-run company in such an attractive industry. Management has historically returned capital to shareholders through stock buybacks and dividends, and with insiders owning 35% of outstanding shares, we expect Franklin to continue to be good stewards of shareholders’ capital.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Select Fund first quarter 2014 investor letter.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Franklin Resources - Mar 07, 2014

Asset management company Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) is a new position that was added late in the quarter and as a result, did not contribute to performance.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Select Fund Commentary for fourth quarter 2013.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Franklin Resources - Mar 05, 2014

Additionally, Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) is a large global asset manager with a long history of shareholder-friendly capital allocation, diversified assets under management, great brands, a strong and growing international footprint, and a solid balance sheet.



From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Fourth Quarter 2013 Commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about Franklin Resources Inc

Buying A Top U.S. Asset Manager Facing Temporary Headwinds
Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) is an asset manager providing investment service to retail and institutional investors. Funds are marketed under the well known Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series and other brands. Franklin has over $850 billion in AUM. The asset base is more risky than is typical for asset managers with a big chunk consisting of equity investments. AUM is divided about 50-50 between equities and fixed income actually. In addition, Franklin Resources owes almost a third of the AUM to foreign investors. Retail investors also make up an important group of clients. As retail investors are more fickle as compared to their institutional counterparts, that also raises the risk profile of the company. In short; not your run-off-the-mill rocksolid asset manager. On the other hand, this type of AUM usually comes with higher returns. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 10.83
BEN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. BEN: 10.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BEN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.83  Med: 15.94 Max: 29.2
Current: 10.83
7.83
29.2
Forward P/E 11.17
BEN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. BEN: 11.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.00
BEN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. BEN: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BEN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.82  Med: 15.96 Max: 29.18
Current: 11
7.82
29.18
P/B 2.06
BEN's P/B is ranked lower than
85% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. BEN: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BEN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.27  Med: 3.20 Max: 4.92
Current: 2.06
1.27
4.92
P/S 3.05
BEN's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. BEN: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BEN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.92  Med: 4.19 Max: 6.3
Current: 3.05
1.92
6.3
PFCF 10.07
BEN's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. BEN: 10.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BEN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.16  Med: 18.57 Max: 49.25
Current: 10.07
8.16
49.25
POCF 9.87
BEN's POCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.18 vs. BEN: 9.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BEN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.72  Med: 17.84 Max: 45.03
Current: 9.87
7.72
45.03
EV-to-EBIT 4.72
BEN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. BEN: 4.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BEN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.6  Med: 9.60 Max: 18
Current: 4.72
3.6
18
PEG 0.59
BEN's PEG is ranked higher than
67% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BEN: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BEN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.24 Max: 12.81
Current: 0.59
0.29
12.81
Shiller P/E 12.74
BEN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. BEN: 12.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BEN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.11  Med: 20.07 Max: 39.77
Current: 12.74
8.11
39.77
Current Ratio 17.23
BEN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. BEN: 17.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BEN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61  Med: 4.23 Max: 17.23
Current: 17.23
1.61
17.23
Quick Ratio 17.23
BEN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. BEN: 17.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BEN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.61  Med: 4.23 Max: 17.23
Current: 17.23
1.61
17.23
Days Sales Outstanding 39.87
BEN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
50% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 39.31 vs. BEN: 39.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BEN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40.84  Med: 46.91 Max: 173.94
Current: 39.87
40.84
173.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.39
BEN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BEN: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BEN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.78 Max: 2.13
Current: 1.39
0.4
2.13
Dividend Payout 0.15
BEN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. BEN: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BEN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.12 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.15
0.02
0.45
Dividend growth (3y) 13.00
BEN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. BEN: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BEN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 7.6  Med: 12.70 Max: 26.1
Current: 13
7.6
26.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.33
BEN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. BEN: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BEN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.31 Max: 3.57
Current: 2.33
0.67
3.57
Share Buyback Rate 2.10
BEN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. BEN: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BEN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.9  Med: 0.60 Max: -26.1
Current: 2.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 3.36
BEN's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
54% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. BEN: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
BEN' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.07  Med: 15.47 Max: 190.71
Current: 3.36
4.07
190.71
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.00
BEN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. BEN: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
BEN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.62  Med: 8.10 Max: 213.43
Current: 3
3.62
213.43
Price/Tangible Book 2.55
BEN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. BEN: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BEN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.88  Med: 4.76 Max: 19.48
Current: 2.55
1.88
19.48
Price/Projected FCF 0.77
BEN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BEN: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BEN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.20 Max: 1.84
Current: 0.77
0.59
1.84
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.63
BEN's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
80% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. BEN: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.73
BEN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BEN: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BEN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.4
Current: 0.73
0.64
1.4
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
BEN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. BEN: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BEN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.10 Max: 4.35
Current: 1.1
0.51
4.35
Price/Graham Number 1.09
BEN's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. BEN: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BEN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 1.94 Max: 4.73
Current: 1.09
1.22
4.73
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 21.24
BEN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. BEN: 21.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BEN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.5  Med: 10.40 Max: 27.9
Current: 21.24
5.5
27.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.44
BEN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. BEN: 16.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BEN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 3.5  Med: 17.50 Max: 40.2
Current: 16.44
3.5
40.2

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 6,213 6,119 5,609
EPS($) 3.59 3.69 4.01
EPS without NRI($) 3.59 3.69 4.01

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Traded in other countries:FRK.Germany,
Franklin Resources Inc was incorporated in Delaware in November 1969. The Company together with its subsidiaries operates as an investment management company. It offers investment services under Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series, Bissett, Fiduciary Trust, Darby, Balanced Equity Management and K2 brand names. The Company provides investment management and related services to investors in jurisdictions worldwide through products that include U.S.- and non-U.S.-registered open-end and closed-end funds, unregistered funds, and institutional, high net-worth and separately-managed accounts. In addition to investment management, the Company's services include fund administration, sales, distribution, marketing, shareholder servicing, trustee, custody and other fiduciary services. It also offers a broad range of SIPs under equity, hybrid, fixed-income and cash management funds and accounts, including alternative investment products, that meet a variety of specific investment needs of individual and institutional investors. The Company also provides sub-advisory services to certain investment products sponsored by other companies which may be sold to the public under the brand names of those other companies or on a co-branded basis. It also offers closed-end funds that issue a set number of shares to investors in a public offering and the shares are then traded on a public stock exchange. The Company is subject to U.S. federal securities laws, state laws regarding securities fraud, other federal and state laws and rules and regulations of certain regulatory and self-regulatory organizations, including those rules and regulations promulgated by, among others, the SEC and the NYSE.
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Lower AUM Hurts Franklin's (BEN) Top Line: Time to Sell? Aug 27 2015
Ukraine secures debt deal for war-ravaged economy Aug 27 2015
Street Worries Grow Over Emerging Market Funds Aug 23 2015
Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust Declares Monthly Dividend Aug 20 2015
Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend Aug 20 2015
Franklin Resources, Inc. Appoints Vijay C. Advani and Jennifer M. Johnson as Co-Presidents Aug 20 2015
FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers Aug 20 2015
Franklin Resources, Inc. Appoints Vijay C. Advani and Jennifer M. Johnson as Co-Presidents Aug 20 2015
Templeton Releases Closed-End Fund's Portfolio Allocation Update Aug 20 2015
Book Review: Excess Returns Aug 18 2015
Room for Improvement but Franklin Templeton Fares Better Than Most Aug 13 2015
Legg Mason July AUM Descends; Liquidity Outflows Recorded Aug 12 2015
Franklin July AUM Slumps, Equity & Hybrid Assets Fall Aug 11 2015
Franklin Resources (BEN) Stock Price Target Reduced at Barclays Aug 11 2015
Franklin Templeton Expands Retirement Solutions Portfolio Management Team Aug 11 2015
Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Month-End Assets Under Management Aug 10 2015
Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Month-End Assets Under Management Aug 10 2015

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