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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 5.34
BEN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BEN: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BEN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 3.78 Max: 71.15
Current: 5.34
0.38
71.15
Equity to Asset 0.74
BEN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1436 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. BEN: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BEN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.67 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.74
0.57
0.81
Interest Coverage 52.73
BEN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 173.64 vs. BEN: 52.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BEN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 55.9  Med: 73.75 Max: 318.91
Current: 52.73
55.9
318.91
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.11
M-Score: -2.57
WACC vs ROIC
12.78%
77.91%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 36.97
BEN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1464 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 48.55 vs. BEN: 36.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BEN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.67  Med: 35.11 Max: 38.09
Current: 36.97
28.67
38.09
Net-margin (%) 23.05
BEN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1470 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 37.84 vs. BEN: 23.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BEN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.38  Med: 26.63 Max: 28.57
Current: 23.05
21.38
28.57
ROE (%) 14.00
BEN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1542 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. BEN: 14.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BEN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.2  Med: 21.84 Max: 25.3
Current: 14
12.2
25.3
ROA (%) 10.24
BEN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. BEN: 10.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BEN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.62  Med: 14.30 Max: 18.25
Current: 10.24
9.62
18.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 470.04
BEN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 27.19 vs. BEN: 470.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BEN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 231.75  Med: 465.07 Max: 546.43
Current: 470.04
231.75
546.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.40
BEN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. BEN: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BEN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.5  Med: 8.20 Max: 23.5
Current: 5.4
-9.5
23.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
BEN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BEN: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BEN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.9  Med: 8.60 Max: 31.4
Current: 4.2
-7.9
31.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.30
BEN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. BEN: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BEN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.2  Med: 9.50 Max: 37.1
Current: 3.3
-12.2
37.1
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-29)


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Guru Trades

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%)
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%)
Jeff Auxier 168,955 sh (+4.42%)
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%)
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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Q3 2015

BEN Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 1,526,100 sh (+105.07%)
Richard Pzena 7,728,411 sh (+45.65%)
Jeremy Grantham 331,097 sh (+32.60%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,589,736 sh (+31.13%)
David Dreman 17,581 sh (+28.86%)
Joel Greenblatt 355,278 sh (+28.28%)
Lee Ainslie 6,090 sh (+18.02%)
Robert Olstein 256,000 sh (+7.11%)
John Rogers 2,007,974 sh (+3.87%)
Murray Stahl 18,555 sh (+2.55%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 168,905 sh (-0.03%)
RS Investment Management 1,034,140 sh (-0.40%)
Chris Davis 7,000 sh (-1.60%)
Bill Nygren 5,339,000 sh (-1.68%)
David Winters 1,554,224 sh (-13.30%)
Wintergreen Fund 1,012,510 sh (-18.89%)
Chuck Royce 175,000 sh (-37.50%)
Mason Hawkins 2,256,158 sh (-72.59%)
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Q4 2015

BEN Guru Trades in Q4 2015

David Abrams 5,275,662 sh (New)
Michael Price 55,000 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 9,462,920 sh (+22.44%)
Robert Olstein 275,000 sh (+7.42%)
Joel Greenblatt 374,806 sh (+5.50%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,809,401 sh (+3.93%)
John Rogers 2,026,161 sh (+0.91%)
RS Investment Management 1,040,920 sh (+0.66%)
Bill Nygren 5,339,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 7,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
David Winters Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Wintergreen Fund Sold Out
Mason Hawkins 2,147,373 sh (-4.82%)
Jeff Auxier 159,415 sh (-5.62%)
Jeremy Grantham 301,945 sh (-8.80%)
Murray Stahl 16,696 sh (-10.02%)
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Q1 2016

BEN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Murray Stahl 13,045 sh (-21.87%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Franklin Resources Inc

Bill Nygren Comments on Franklin Resources - Oct 08, 2015

We sold Franklin Resources (BEN) in the quarter and allocated the proceeds across several existing holdings in the Fund. We established no new positions in the quarter. You may notice the cash balance was higher than normal at quarter end. The elevated cash position supports a tax trade on Apache, whereby we sold puts and a portion of our shares to maintain some exposure to the company while harvesting a tax loss. We expect the cash position will normalize when we complete the tax trade. While it’s too early to make promises, as of September 30, we do not expect to be making a capital gain distribution this year.



From Biill Nygren's Q3 Oakmark Global Select Fund commentary.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.04
BEN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. BEN: 13.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BEN' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.83  Med: 15.40 Max: 29.2
Current: 13.04
7.83
29.2
Forward P/E 12.74
BEN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.14 vs. BEN: 12.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.04
BEN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. BEN: 13.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BEN' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.82  Med: 15.37 Max: 29.18
Current: 13.04
7.82
29.18
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 16.32
BEN's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
70% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.12 vs. BEN: 16.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
BEN' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.66  Med: 17.43 Max: 59.03
Current: 16.32
8.66
59.03
P/B 1.81
BEN's P/B is ranked lower than
83% of the 1506 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. BEN: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BEN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.27  Med: 3.16 Max: 4.92
Current: 1.81
1.27
4.92
P/S 3.03
BEN's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 1251 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. BEN: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BEN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.93  Med: 4.10 Max: 6.33
Current: 3.03
1.93
6.33
PFCF 14.70
BEN's PFCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.19 vs. BEN: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BEN' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.17  Med: 18.63 Max: 49.48
Current: 14.7
8.17
49.48
POCF 13.95
BEN's POCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.75 vs. BEN: 13.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BEN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.73  Med: 17.83 Max: 44.96
Current: 13.95
7.73
44.96
EV-to-EBIT 4.69
BEN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.96 vs. BEN: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BEN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 8.50 Max: 16.7
Current: 4.69
3.6
16.7
EV-to-EBITDA 4.53
BEN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
82% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.71 vs. BEN: 4.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BEN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 8.00 Max: 14.7
Current: 4.53
3.3
14.7
PEG 1.57
BEN's PEG is ranked lower than
63% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BEN: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BEN' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.29 Max: 6.88
Current: 1.57
0.29
6.88
Shiller P/E 12.81
BEN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.22 vs. BEN: 12.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BEN' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.15  Med: 22.72 Max: 44.89
Current: 12.81
10.15
44.89
Current Ratio 13.81
BEN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BEN: 13.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BEN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.71  Med: 4.89 Max: 17.23
Current: 13.81
1.71
17.23
Quick Ratio 13.81
BEN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. BEN: 13.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BEN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.71  Med: 4.89 Max: 17.23
Current: 13.81
1.71
17.23
Days Sales Outstanding 40.19
BEN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 35.53 vs. BEN: 40.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BEN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.48  Med: 44.57 Max: 50.88
Current: 40.19
38.48
50.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.82
BEN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. BEN: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BEN' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.80 Max: 2.13
Current: 1.82
0.4
2.13
Dividend Payout 0.24
BEN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
83% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. BEN: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BEN' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.12 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.24
0.02
0.44
Dividend Growth (3y) 18.60
BEN's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BEN: 18.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
BEN' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.6  Med: 12.70 Max: 26.1
Current: 18.6
7.6
26.1
Forward Dividend Yield 1.96
BEN's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. BEN: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.56
BEN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.91 vs. BEN: 3.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BEN' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.58 Max: 4.21
Current: 3.56
0.79
4.21
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.50
BEN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. BEN: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BEN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.1  Med: 1.00 Max: 3.9
Current: 1.5
-26.1
3.9

Valuation & Return

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vs
history
Price/Net Cash 2.89
BEN's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
55% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. BEN: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
BEN' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.01  Med: 14.04 Max: 190.75
Current: 2.89
3.01
190.75
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.61
BEN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. BEN: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
BEN' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.69  Med: 7.85 Max: 27.67
Current: 2.61
2.69
27.67
Price/Tangible Book 2.26
BEN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 1450 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. BEN: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BEN' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 4.67 Max: 19.24
Current: 2.26
1.89
19.24
Price/Projected FCF 0.81
BEN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BEN: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BEN' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.19 Max: 1.75
Current: 0.81
0.59
1.75
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.92
BEN's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
53% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. BEN: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.75
BEN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BEN: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BEN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.75
0.65
1.44
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.31
BEN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. BEN: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BEN' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.21 Max: 4.35
Current: 2.31
0.51
4.35
Price/Graham Number 1.16
BEN's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
65% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. BEN: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BEN' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.95 Max: 4.75
Current: 1.16
1.09
4.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 21.34
BEN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1431 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. BEN: 21.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BEN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 11.80 Max: 28
Current: 21.34
6
28
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.97
BEN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.23 vs. BEN: 12.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BEN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 16.60 Max: 36.3
Current: 12.97
6.6
36.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $7247
EPS $ 2.76
Beta1.61
Short Percentage of Float4.67%
52-Week Range $31.00 - 52.65
Shares Outstanding(Mil)584.93

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Revenue(Mil) 5,921 5,851 5,869
EPS($) 2.77 2.89 3.19
EPS without NRI($) 2.77 2.89 3.19

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
Compare:NYSE:BLK, NYSE:BK, NYSE:BX, OSTO:INVE B, NYSE:STT » details
Traded in other countries:FRK.Germany,
Franklin Resources Inc was incorporated in Delaware on November 28, 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 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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