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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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Cash-to-Debt 5.75
NYSE:BEN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NYSE:BEN: 5.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:BEN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 3.46 Max: N/A
Current: 5.75
Equity-to-Asset 0.74
NYSE:BEN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. NYSE:BEN: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:BEN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.66 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.74
0.42
0.85
Interest Coverage 44.90
NYSE:BEN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1018.62 vs. NYSE:BEN: 44.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:BEN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.9  Med: 73.79 Max: 318.91
Current: 44.9
44.9
318.91
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 6.15
Beneish M-Score: -2.21
WACC vs ROIC
11.08%
52.29%
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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Operating Margin % 35.81
NYSE:BEN's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
57% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.57 vs. NYSE:BEN: 35.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:BEN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.67  Med: 35.59 Max: 38.09
Current: 35.81
28.67
38.09
Net Margin % 26.77
NYSE:BEN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
57% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 41.12 vs. NYSE:BEN: 26.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:BEN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.38  Med: 26.63 Max: 28.57
Current: 26.77
21.38
28.57
ROE % 14.42
NYSE:BEN's ROE % is ranked higher than
76% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. NYSE:BEN: 14.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:BEN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.2  Med: 21.78 Max: 25.3
Current: 14.42
12.2
25.3
ROA % 10.70
NYSE:BEN's ROA % is ranked higher than
79% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. NYSE:BEN: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:BEN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.62  Med: 14.3 Max: 18.25
Current: 10.7
9.62
18.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 470.62
NYSE:BEN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
77% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.26 vs. NYSE:BEN: 470.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:BEN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 233.11  Med: 465.07 Max: 546.43
Current: 470.62
233.11
546.43
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -3.40
NYSE:BEN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NYSE:BEN: -3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:BEN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.4  Med: 13.8 Max: 44.8
Current: -3.4
-3.4
44.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -3.30
NYSE:BEN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. NYSE:BEN: -3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:BEN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.2  Med: 13.9 Max: 31.4
Current: -3.3
-7.2
31.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -4.40
NYSE:BEN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. NYSE:BEN: -4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:BEN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.2  Med: 15.2 Max: 52.9
Current: -4.4
-12.2
52.9
GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with Franklin Resources Inc $NYSE:BEN.
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

BEN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 18,140 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 55,000 sh (New)
Bernard Horn 127,700 sh (New)
David Abrams 7,945,023 sh (+50.60%)
Jeremy Grantham 359,625 sh (+19.10%)
Richard Pzena 10,597,669 sh (+11.99%)
Michael Price 60,000 sh (+9.09%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,878,174 sh (+1.18%)
Mason Hawkins 2,158,173 sh (+0.50%)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 159,215 sh (-0.13%)
Bill Nygren 5,139,000 sh (-3.75%)
John Rogers 1,899,260 sh (-6.26%)
Robert Olstein 225,000 sh (-18.18%)
Murray Stahl 13,045 sh (-21.87%)
Joel Greenblatt 290,024 sh (-22.62%)
RS Investment Management 586,412 sh (-43.66%)
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Q2 2016

BEN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Ray Dalio 9,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 70,485 sh (New)
Michael Price 117,500 sh (+95.83%)
Mason Hawkins 2,563,673 sh (+18.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 421,919 sh (+17.32%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,975,996 sh (+1.66%)
Jeff Auxier 161,515 sh (+1.44%)
Richard Pzena 10,670,335 sh (+0.69%)
Robert Olstein 225,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 7,945,023 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 127,700 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
David Dreman 18,063 sh (-0.42%)
John Rogers 1,887,442 sh (-0.62%)
Murray Stahl 12,765 sh (-2.15%)
RS Investment Management 405,813 sh (-30.80%)
Joel Greenblatt 36,287 sh (-87.49%)
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Q3 2016

BEN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ray Dalio 26,300 sh (+173.96%)
Paul Tudor Jones 117,686 sh (+66.97%)
Joel Greenblatt 46,371 sh (+27.79%)
Robert Olstein 225,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 18,063 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 7,945,023 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 117,500 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 127,700 sh (unchged)
Richard Pzena 10,535,639 sh (-1.26%)
Mason Hawkins 2,520,097 sh (-1.70%)
Jeff Auxier 157,040 sh (-2.77%)
John Rogers 1,817,416 sh (-3.71%)
Murray Stahl 11,473 sh (-10.12%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,909,107 sh (-17.85%)
Jeremy Grantham 140,492 sh (-66.70%)
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Q4 2016

BEN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 972,900 sh (New)
Michael Price 347,530 sh (+195.77%)
Ray Dalio 66,300 sh (+152.09%)
David Abrams 7,945,023 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 127,700 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 156,765 sh (-0.18%)
Richard Pzena 10,337,674 sh (-1.88%)
Mason Hawkins 2,410,553 sh (-4.35%)
David Dreman 17,192 sh (-4.82%)
Murray Stahl 10,420 sh (-9.18%)
John Rogers 1,521,120 sh (-16.30%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,893,345 sh (-20.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 108,879 sh (-22.50%)
Robert Olstein 169,700 sh (-24.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,351 sh (-86.96%)
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523930    SIC: 6282
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Traded in other countries:FRK.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Franklin Resources Inc is an investment management company. The Company's services include fund administration, sales, distribution, marketing, shareholder servicing, and other fiduciary services.

Franklin Resources provides investment services for individual and institutional investors. Its funds are marketed under the Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series, Bissett, Fiduciary, and Darby brands. At the end of November 2016, Franklin had $714.4 billion in assets under management, composed primarily of equity (41%), fixed-income (39%), and hybrid (18%) funds. Distribution tends to be weighted toward retail investors, with Franklin sourcing one third of its managed assets from investors domiciled outside the United States.

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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Top Ranked Articles about Franklin Resources Inc

Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust Declares Monthly Distribution
Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Distribution
Franklin Resources, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter Results on April 28, 2017
Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust Announces Sources of Monthly Dividend Distribution
Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Month-End Assets Under Management
Templeton Global Income Fund (“GIM”) Announces Distribution
Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust Declares Monthly Distribution

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust ( MKT:FTF), a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., announced today a distribution of $0.1088 per common share, payable April 13, 2017, to shareholders of record on March 31, 2017 (Ex-Dividend Date: March 29, 2017).
The Fund adopted a managed distribution plan and will make monthly distributions to common shareholders at an annual minimum fixed rate of 10%, based on the average monthly net asset value (NAV) of the Fund’s common shares. The Fund will calculate the average NAV from the previous month based on the number of business days in that month on which the NAV is calculated.  The distribution will be calculated as 10% of the previous month’s average NAV, divided by 12. Management will generally distribute amounts necessary to satisfy the Fund’s plan and the requirements prescribed by excise tax rules and Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code. The plan is intended to provide shareholders with a constant, but not guaranteed, fixed minimum rate of distribution each month and is intended to narrow the discount between the market price and the NAV of the Fund’s common shares, but there is no assurance that the plan will be successful in doing so. Under the managed distribution plan, to the extent that sufficient investment income is not available on a monthly basis, the Fund will distribute long-term capital gains and/or return of capital in order to maintain its managed distribution level. No conclusions should be drawn about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of the Fund’s distributions or from the terms of the Fund’s managed distribution plan. The Board may amend the terms of the plan or terminate the plan at any time without prior notice to the Fund’s shareholders. The amendment or termination of the plan could have an adverse effect on the market price of the Fund’s common shares. The plan will be subject to the periodic review by the Board, including a yearly review of the annual minimum fixed rate to determine if an adjustment should be made. With each distribution that does not consist solely of net investment income, the Fund will issue a notice to shareholders and an accompanying press release that will provide detailed information regarding the amount and composition of the distribution and other related information. The amounts and sources of distributions reported in the notice to shareholders are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during its full fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell them how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. The Fund may at times distribute more than its net investment income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of the distribution may result in a return of capital. A return of capital occurs when some or all of the money that shareholders invested in the Fund is paid back to them. A return of capital does not necessarily reflect the Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income’. Any such returns of capital will decrease the Fund’s total assets and, therefore, could have the effect of increasing the Fund’s expense ratio. In addition, in order to make the level of distributions called for under its plan, the Fund may have to sell portfolio securities at a less than opportune time. You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders by contacting Franklin Templeton’s Fund Information Department at 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or by visiting franklintempleton.com.  All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.  Interest rate movements and mortgage prepayments will affect the Fund's share price and yield.  Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates.  As the prices of bonds in a fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund’s share price may decline.  Investments in lower-rated bonds include higher risk of default and loss of principal.  The Fund is actively managed but there is no guarantee that the manager's investment decisions will produce the desired results.  For portfolio management discussions, including information regarding the Fund’s investment strategies, please view the most recent Annual or Semi-Annual Report to Shareholders which can be found at franklintempleton.com or sec.gov. Franklin Resources, Inc. (:BEN) is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes—including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions.  The company’s more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network.  With offices in over 30 countries, the California–based company has 70 years of investment experience and over $738 billion in assets under management as of February 28, 2017. For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.
FROM: Franklin Templeton Investments
Shareholders/Financial Advisors: (800) 342-5236


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Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Distribution

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Franklin Universal Trust (:FT), a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., announced today a distribution of $0.032 per share, payable April 13, 2017, to shareholders of record on March 31, 2017 (Ex-Dividend Date: March 29, 2017).  Distributions may vary based on the Fund’s net investment income.  Past distributions are not indicative of future trends. You may request a copy of the Fund's current Report to Shareholders by contacting Franklin Templeton’s Fund Information Department at 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or by visiting franklintempleton.com.  All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.  Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates.  As the prices of bonds in a fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund’s share price may decline.  Investments in lower-rated bonds include higher risk of default and loss of principal.  Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market conditions.  In addition to other factors, securities issued by utility companies have historically been sensitive to interest rate changes.  When interest rates fall, utility securities prices, and thus a utilities fund’s share price, tend to rise; when interest rates rise, their prices generally fall.  The Fund is actively managed but there is no guarantee that the manager’s investment decisions will produce the desired results.  For portfolio management discussions, including information regarding the Fund’s investment strategies, please view the most recent Annual or Semi-Annual Report to Shareholders which can be found at franklintempleton.com or sec.gov. Franklin Resources, Inc. (:BEN) is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes—including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions.  The company’s more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network.  With offices in over 30 countries, the California–based company has 70 years of investment experience and over $738 billion in assets under management as of February 28, 2017.  For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.
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Franklin Templeton Investments
Shareholders/Financial Advisors: (800) 342-5236

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Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (“TEI”) Announces Distribution

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (:TEI) today announced a quarterly distribution from net investment income of $0.1068 per share, payable on April 12, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 29, 2017 (Ex-Dividend Date: March 27, 2017). The Fund’s investment manager, Franklin Advisers, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. (:BEN), a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes—including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions.  The company’s more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network.  With offices in over 30 countries, the California–based company has 70 years of investment experience and over $738 billion in assets under management as of February 28, 2017.  For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.
For more information, please contact Franklin Templeton Investments at 1-800-342-5236.

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Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust Announces Final Results of Tender Offer

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust ( MKT:FTF), a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., announced today the final results of its tender offer for up to 3,988,963 of its common shares, representing up to 15% of its issued and outstanding common shares, each without par value. The offer expired at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, March 3, 2017.
Based on a count by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, 13,514,846.983 common shares, or approximately 51% of the Fund’s common shares outstanding, were tendered. The Fund has accepted 3,988,963 shares for cash payment at a price equal to $12.73 per share. This purchase price is 98% of the Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”) per share of $12.99 as of the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange on March 6, 2017, the pricing date stated in the Offer to Purchase. Because the total number of shares tendered exceeded the number of shares offered to purchase, all tendered shares are subject to pro-ration in accordance with the terms of the Offer to Purchase. Under final pro-ration, 29.5% of the shares tendered will be accepted for payment. Following the purchase of the tendered shares, the Fund will have approximately 22,604,126 common shares outstanding. The Fund is a diversified closed-end fund. The Fund seeks to provide high, current income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation to the extent possible and consistent with the Fund’s primary objective, through a portfolio consisting primarily of high yield corporate bonds, floating rate corporate loans and mortgage- and other asset-backed securities. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives. The Fund has implemented a managed distribution policy whereby the Fund will make monthly distributions to common shareholders at an annual minimum fixed rate of 10%, based on the average monthly NAV of the Fund’s common shares. Under the policy, the Fund is managed with a goal of generating as much of the distribution as possible from net investment income and short-term capital gains. The balance of the distribution will then come from long-term capital gains to the extent permitted and, if necessary, a return of capital. Other Information
To request a copy of the Fund’s current Report to Shareholders, contact Franklin Templeton’s Fund Information Department at 1-800/DIAL BEN® (1-800-342-5236) or visit franklintempleton.com. All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Interest rate movements and mortgage prepayments will affect the Fund’s share price and yield. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. As the prices of bonds in the Fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the Fund’s share price may decline. Investments in lower-rated bonds include higher risk of default and loss of principal. The Fund is actively managed but there is no guarantee that the manager’s investment decisions will produce the desired results. For portfolio management discussions, including information regarding the Fund’s investment strategies, please view the most recent Annual or Semi-Annual Report to Shareholders which can be found at franklintempleton.com or sec.gov. Unlike open-end funds (mutual funds), closed-end funds are not continuously offered. Closed-end funds trade on the secondary market through a national stock exchange at a price which may be above (a premium), but is often below (a discount) the NAV of the fund’s portfolio, including during periods in which a fund’s managed distribution is in effect. Unlike a mutual fund, the market price for a closed-end fund is based on supply and demand, not the fund’s NAV. Franklin Resources, Inc. (:BEN) is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes — including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company’s more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in over 30 countries, the California-based company has 70 years of investment experience and over $738 billion in assets under management as of February 28, 2017. For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.
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Franklin Templeton Investments
Shareholders/Financial Advisors: (800) 342-5236

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Ratios

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PE Ratio 14.52
BEN's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. BEN: 14.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BEN' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.82  Med: 14.76 Max: 29.31
Current: 14.52
7.82
29.31
Forward PE Ratio 16.08
BEN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. BEN: 16.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 14.52
BEN's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
53% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.98 vs. BEN: 14.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BEN' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.82  Med: 14.76 Max: 29.18
Current: 14.52
7.82
29.18
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 14.49
BEN's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
57% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.44 vs. BEN: 14.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
BEN' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.25  Med: 17.66 Max: 76.69
Current: 14.49
9.25
76.69
PB Ratio 2.04
BEN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BEN: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BEN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.27  Med: 3.05 Max: 4.92
Current: 2.04
1.27
4.92
PS Ratio 3.89
BEN's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. BEN: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BEN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.93  Med: 3.97 Max: 6.33
Current: 3.89
1.93
6.33
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 13.93
BEN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
55% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.43 vs. BEN: 13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BEN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.17  Med: 17.88 Max: 49.48
Current: 13.93
8.17
49.48
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 13.26
BEN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
59% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.86 vs. BEN: 13.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BEN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.73  Med: 16.98 Max: 44.96
Current: 13.26
7.73
44.96
EV-to-EBIT 6.57
BEN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. BEN: 6.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BEN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 8.2 Max: 16.7
Current: 6.57
3.6
16.7
EV-to-EBITDA 6.36
BEN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
72% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. BEN: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BEN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 7.7 Max: 14.7
Current: 6.36
3.3
14.7
PEG Ratio 4.53
BEN's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BEN: 4.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BEN' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.3 Max: 7.56
Current: 4.53
0.29
7.56
Shiller PE Ratio 14.68
BEN's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. BEN: 14.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BEN' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.15  Med: 22.16 Max: 44.45
Current: 14.68
10.15
44.45
Current Ratio 10.84
BEN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. BEN: 10.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BEN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 4.12 Max: 18.29
Current: 10.84
0.78
18.29
Quick Ratio 10.84
BEN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. BEN: 10.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BEN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 4.12 Max: 18.29
Current: 10.84
0.78
18.29
Days Sales Outstanding 52.87
BEN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
58% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 40.24 vs. BEN: 52.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BEN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.48  Med: 43.76 Max: 52.87
Current: 52.87
38.48
52.87

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.76
BEN's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
80% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. BEN: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BEN' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.15
Current: 1.76
0.4
2.15
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.25
BEN's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. BEN: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BEN' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.12 Max: 0.25
Current: 0.25
0.09
0.25
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 22.70
BEN's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BEN: 22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
BEN' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.6  Med: 14.2 Max: 73.2
Current: 22.7
7.6
73.2
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.86
BEN's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
81% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. BEN: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.91
BEN's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
58% of the 1743 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. BEN: 3.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BEN' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.87 Max: 4.77
Current: 3.91
0.89
4.77
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.30
BEN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. BEN: 3.30 )
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: -1.5  Med: 0.6 Max: 3.3
Current: 3.3
-1.5
3.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Cash 4.28
BEN's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
54% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. BEN: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
BEN' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.56  Med: 12.19 Max: 190.75
Current: 4.28
2.56
190.75
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 3.68
BEN's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. BEN: 3.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
BEN' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: 7.6 Max: 213.33
Current: 3.68
2.31
213.33
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.51
BEN's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. BEN: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BEN' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 4.73 Max: 170.94
Current: 2.51
1.89
170.94
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.93
BEN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BEN: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BEN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.68
Current: 0.93
0.59
2.68
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.13
BEN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
55% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BEN: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.98
BEN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. BEN: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BEN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.63
Current: 0.98
0.55
1.63
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.27
BEN's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. BEN: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BEN' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.94 Max: 13.02
Current: 1.27
1.05
13.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 15.22
BEN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
80% of the 1804 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. BEN: 15.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BEN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 12.2 Max: 28
Current: 15.22
6
28
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 8.58
BEN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
57% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. BEN: 8.58 )
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: 16.25 Max: 36.3
Current: 8.58
6.6
36.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,421
EPS (TTM) $ 2.97
Beta1.60
Short Percentage of Float2.50%
52-Week Range $30.56 - 44.35
Shares Outstanding (Mil)565.32

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 4,854 4,688 4,445
EPS ($) 2.67 2.79 3.13
EPS without NRI ($) 2.67 2.79 3.13
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
-1.89%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.81 0.90 1.04
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