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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 6.07
NYSE:BEN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 1574 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NYSE:BEN: 6.07 )
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: 6.07
Equity-to-Asset 0.71
NYSE:BEN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 1445 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. NYSE:BEN: 0.71 )
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: 0.71
0.42
0.85
Interest Coverage 44.91
NYSE:BEN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 768.53 vs. NYSE:BEN: 44.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:BEN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.91  Med: 73.79 Max: 318.91
Current: 44.91
44.91
318.91
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 5.59
Beneish M-Score: -1.91
WACC vs ROIC
11.24%
49.78%
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 % 36.16
NYSE:BEN's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
57% of the 1498 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 50.80 vs. NYSE:BEN: 36.16 )
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: 36.16
28.67
38.09
Net Margin % 27.77
NYSE:BEN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
56% of the 1501 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 40.64 vs. NYSE:BEN: 27.77 )
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: 27.77
21.38
28.57
ROE % 14.81
NYSE:BEN's ROE % is ranked higher than
72% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. NYSE:BEN: 14.81 )
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: 14.81
12.2
25.3
ROA % 10.93
NYSE:BEN's ROA % is ranked higher than
76% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. NYSE:BEN: 10.93 )
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: 10.93
9.62
18.25
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 471.98
NYSE:BEN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
75% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 68.89 vs. NYSE:BEN: 471.98 )
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: 471.98
233.11
546.43
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -3.40
NYSE:BEN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 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
60% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 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
60% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 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
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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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 14.34
NYSE:BEN's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. NYSE:BEN: 14.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NYSE:BEN' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.82  Med: 14.63 Max: 29.31
Current: 14.34
7.82
29.31
Forward PE Ratio 15.48
NYSE:BEN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. NYSE:BEN: 15.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 14.34
NYSE:BEN's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
53% of the 1207 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.88 vs. NYSE:BEN: 14.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
NYSE:BEN' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.82  Med: 14.63 Max: 29.18
Current: 14.34
7.82
29.18
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 14.37
NYSE:BEN's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
55% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. NYSE:BEN: 14.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
NYSE:BEN' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.11  Med: 17.59 Max: 76.69
Current: 14.37
9.11
76.69
PB Ratio 2.05
NYSE:BEN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NYSE:BEN: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NYSE:BEN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.27  Med: 3.04 Max: 4.92
Current: 2.05
1.27
4.92
PS Ratio 3.95
NYSE:BEN's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. NYSE:BEN: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NYSE:BEN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.92  Med: 3.93 Max: 6.3
Current: 3.95
1.92
6.3
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 13.96
NYSE:BEN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
54% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.14 vs. NYSE:BEN: 13.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NYSE:BEN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.17  Med: 17.57 Max: 49.48
Current: 13.96
8.17
49.48
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 13.30
NYSE:BEN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
57% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.22 vs. NYSE:BEN: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NYSE:BEN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.73  Med: 16.68 Max: 44.96
Current: 13.3
7.73
44.96
EV-to-EBIT 6.47
NYSE:BEN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.17 vs. NYSE:BEN: 6.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NYSE:BEN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 8.05 Max: 16.6
Current: 6.47
3.6
16.6
EV-to-EBITDA 6.27
NYSE:BEN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
67% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10.57 vs. NYSE:BEN: 6.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:BEN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 7.65 Max: 14.6
Current: 6.27
3.3
14.6
PEG Ratio 4.47
NYSE:BEN's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. NYSE:BEN: 4.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
NYSE:BEN' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.36 Max: 13.92
Current: 4.47
0.29
13.92
Shiller PE Ratio 15.02
NYSE:BEN's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 19.82 vs. NYSE:BEN: 15.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NYSE:BEN' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.07  Med: 22 Max: 44.45
Current: 15.02
10.07
44.45
Current Ratio 11.90
NYSE:BEN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. NYSE:BEN: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NYSE:BEN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 4.14 Max: 18.29
Current: 11.9
0.78
18.29
Quick Ratio 11.90
NYSE:BEN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. NYSE:BEN: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NYSE:BEN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 4.14 Max: 18.29
Current: 11.9
0.78
18.29
Days Sales Outstanding 58.30
NYSE:BEN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
61% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 40.33 vs. NYSE:BEN: 58.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NYSE:BEN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.48  Med: 43.76 Max: 58.3
Current: 58.3
38.48
58.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.71
NYSE:BEN's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
81% of the 1508 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. NYSE:BEN: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NYSE:BEN' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.15
Current: 1.71
0.4
2.15
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.25
NYSE:BEN's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NYSE:BEN: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
NYSE: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
NYSE:BEN's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. NYSE:BEN: 22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
NYSE: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 % 1.81
NYSE:BEN's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
80% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. NYSE:BEN: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.80
NYSE:BEN's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
57% of the 1783 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. NYSE:BEN: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NYSE:BEN' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.87 Max: 4.77
Current: 3.8
0.89
4.77
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.30
NYSE:BEN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. NYSE:BEN: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NYSE: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

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Cash 4.82
NYSE:BEN's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
50% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. NYSE:BEN: 4.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
NYSE:BEN' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.56  Med: 12.18 Max: 190.75
Current: 4.82
2.56
190.75
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 4.02
NYSE:BEN's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. NYSE:BEN: 4.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
NYSE:BEN' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: 7.56 Max: 213.33
Current: 4.02
2.31
213.33
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.51
NYSE:BEN's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. NYSE:BEN: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
NYSE:BEN' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 4.7 Max: 170.94
Current: 2.51
1.89
170.94
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.94
NYSE:BEN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NYSE:BEN: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NYSE:BEN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.82
Current: 0.94
0.59
2.82
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.12
NYSE:BEN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
57% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NYSE:BEN: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.00
NYSE:BEN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. NYSE:BEN: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NYSE:BEN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.66
Current: 1
0.55
1.66
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.27
NYSE:BEN's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
69% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. NYSE:BEN: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
NYSE:BEN' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.93 Max: 13.02
Current: 1.27
1.05
13.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 15.46
NYSE:BEN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
76% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.01 vs. NYSE:BEN: 15.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:BEN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 12.4 Max: 28
Current: 15.46
6
28
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 7.53
NYSE:BEN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
54% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.77 vs. NYSE:BEN: 7.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NYSE:BEN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 15.95 Max: 36.4
Current: 7.53
6.6
36.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,407.50
EPS (TTM) $ 3.10
Beta1.65
Short Percentage of Float2.95%
52-Week Range $30.56 - 45.21
Shares Outstanding (Mil)561.32

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 4,919 4,778 4,567
EPS ($) 2.71 2.84 3.21
EPS without NRI ($) 2.71 2.84 3.21
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
-1.89%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.79 0.90 1.04

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