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Introduction to the Fund

Franklin Templeton has been present in India now for over 20 years. Franklin Templeton India was set up in 1996 as Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Limited. The first fund – Growth Fund was launched in September 1996. Globally, Franklin Templeton Investments operates with more than 600 investment professionals in 25 countries and is one of the fastest growing Mutual Fund houses in India. As on 31st December 2018, Assets managed under Franklin India was Rs. 11,376,045.75.


It is a type of Mutual Fund that concentrates on investments only in stocks. Sometimes called as stock funds, it is publicly traded and is comparably less risky than other types of funds. Equity funds represents part ownership in a company or corporation. Some of the different types of equities securities are Common stocks, preferred stocks and convertible stocks. Franklin Templeton offers different types of equity funds to suit the needs of different people.

  • Franklin Build India Fund
  • Franklin India Bluechip Fund
  • Franklin India Equity Advantage Fund
  • Franklin India Equity Fund
  • Franklin India Focussed Equity Fund
  • Franklin India Index Fund
  • Franklin India Opportunities Fund
  • Franklin India Prima Fund
  • Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund
  • Franklin India Technology Fund
  • Templeton India Equity Income Fund
  • Templeton India Value Fund

Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund focuses on investments in small cap companies. It identifies high growth companies of tomorrow and taps that potential resulting in long-term capital appreciation. This fund aims at long-term capital appreciation, short-term capital appreciation and dividends. There are about 3.75 lacs investors in this fund till date. It is recommended to invest in this fund for 5 years or more to ensure yield on the investment. It is categorised as moderately high-risk fund. A dedicated fund manager ensures right investments in the fund.

Allotment Date of the Fund1st January 2006
ObjectiveLong-term Capital gains, Short term capital gains and Dividends
Ideal forRetirement corpus, Educational needs and long-term wealth
AUM

Average Monthly – Rs. 6859.13 cr.

As on 31st December 2018 – Rs. 6982.74 cr.

Benchmark

NIFTY 50

NIFTY Smallcap 250

Expense Ratio2.04
Expense Ratio (Direct)0.88
Minimum SIPRs.5000/- for fresh purchase and Rs. 1000/- for additional investment
Entry LoadNot Applicable
Exit LoadIn respect of each purchase of units - 1% if the units are redeemed/switched-out within one year of allotment  
RiskometerModerately High
Portfolio Turnover14.96%
SchemesDividend and Growth types

Cumulative performance for Growth Plan

Compounded Annualized Growth Rate PerformanceFundNifty Smallcap 250Nifty 50
Last 1 Year-17.33%-22.59%4.61%
Last 3 Years9.28%7.71%12.47%
Last 5 Years22.11%16.24%12.89%
Last 10 Years23.68%17.27%15.25%
Last 15 Years----13.88%
Since Inception (13/01/2006)13.63%12.42%12.23%
Compounded Annualized Growth Rate PerformanceFundNifty Small Cap 250Nifty 50
Last 1 Year8,258.057,730.6110,463.82
Last 3 Years13,055.0012,499.0014,230.00
Last 5 Years27,164.0021,234.0018,342.00
Last 10 Years83,860.0049,253.0041,390.00
Last 15 Years------
Since Inception (13/01/2006)52,486.0045,642.0044,657.00

It is important to note here that past performance may or may not continue in future. This needs to be tracked on a regular basis with the Mutual Fund team. The calculations are based on Growth Option NAV.

SIP Performance (If an investment of Rs. 10,000 was made every month)

 1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince Jan 2011
Total Amount Invested (Rs)₹1,20,000₹ 3,60,000₹ 6,00,000₹ 12,00,000₹ 15,60,000
Total Value as on (Rs) 31/12/2018₹ 1,09,634₹ 3,76,968₹ 7,89,294--₹ 20,89,399
Returns-15.61%3.01%10.91%--18.88%
Total value of B: Nifty Smallcap 250₹ 1,07,247₹ 3,63,585₹ 7,27,831--₹ 15,68,007
Total value of AB: Nifty 50₹ 1,21,914₹ 4,28,661₹ 7,84,584--₹ 15,54,909
B: Nifty Smallcap 250 Returns-19.08%0.64%7.66%--11.97%
AB: Nifty 50 Returns2.97%11.67%10.67%--11.76%

Dividends

PlanRecord DateDividend Per UnitRecord NAVEx-Dividend DateEx-Dividend NAV
Dividend23-02-2018332.391126-02-201829.7908
Direct-Dividend23-02-2018334.622526-02-201832.0532

The top 10 Holdings contributing to the Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund portfolio:

Top 10 HoldingsNet Assets (%)
HDFC Bank Limited4.2
Vardhaman Textiles Ltd.2.64
Cyient Ltd.2.53
Finolex Cables Limited2.5
eClerx Limited2.16
Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.2
Voltas Limited2
Repco Home Finance Limited1.98
Karur Vysya Bank Limited1.97
Brigade Enterprises Limited1.95
Top 10 HoldingsNet Assets (%)
HDFC Bank Limited4.2
Vardhaman Textiles Ltd.2.64
Cyient Ltd.2.53
Finolex Cables Limited2.5
eClerx Limited2.16
Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.2
Voltas Limited2
Repco Home Finance Limited1.98
Karur Vysya Bank Limited1.97
Brigade Enterprises Limited1.95

The NAV (Net Asset Value) of Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund is the total market value of all shares held in the Mutual Fund Portfolio. It shows the book value of the investment. This includes cash, liabilities divided by total number of units outstanding. The NAV of the Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund as on 11th February 2019 is:

OptionNAV
Dividend 24.3141
Growth 49.6649
Direct Plan – Dividend 26.4512
Direct Plan – Growth 53.1673

How to invest in Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund?

It is very easy and simple to invest with Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund with the following options:

Physical Mode: A fully filled application form along with the requisite documents needs to be submitted at the closest service branch. One can also use the services of a Mutual Fund representative to discuss and understand the chosen fund and its returns.

Online: The website of Franklin Templeton allows you to make investments, switch plans or sell your units. One just needs to create an account and can start transacting with the Fund house.

Exchange Platforms: It is also possible to invest through stock exchange platforms like NSE-MFSS & BSE -BSE Star mutual fund platform.

Documents required for investing in Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund

  • Duly filled KYC form
  • Proof of identity such as a copy of PAN card. Aadhaar, Passport or voter ID or driving licence
  • Proof of address passport or driving license or ration card or registered lease/sale of residence or latest bank A/C statement or passbook or latest telephone bill (only landline) or latest electricity bill or latest gas bill, which are not older than three months.
  • Application form for the Fund

1. What is KYC?

KYC stands for “Know Your Customer”. It is used for client identification process and for any investments in Mutual Funds, it is mandatory for the investor to be KYC compliant. It helps in preventing money laundering and suspicious transactions.

2. What is SMS transaction?

One can carry out mutual fund transactions through SMS by sending text from a registered mobile number in a prescribed format.

3. Is the SMS facility available for all schemes of Franklin Templeton?

SMS facility is available for all open-ended schemes of the Mutual Fund, and this is subject to change from time to time.

4. What is nomination?

It is a facility through which investors can nominate individuals to receive the benefits of his investment in case of sad demise.

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