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Overall Morningstar
Rating™
What is this?
As of 2022-07-31
Out of 440
Small Value Funds
Morningstar®
Style Box™
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As of 2022-06-30
Total Fund Assets ($ Mil)
1,077.62
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  Investment Objective & Strategy  
The investment seeks long-term total return.
The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in investments of small-capitalization (small-cap) companies. It generally invests in equity securities that the fund's investment manager believes are undervalued at the time of purchase and have the potential for capital appreciation. The fund invests predominantly in common stocks. It may invest up to 25% of its total assets in foreign securities.
  Morningstar Category: Small Value
Small-value portfolios invest in small U.S. companies with valuations and growth rates below other small-cap peers. Stocks in the bottom 10% of the capitalization of the U.S. equity market are defined as small cap. Value is defined based on low valuations (low price ratios and high dividend yields) and slow growth (low growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow). 
  Investment Risks
Small Cap Funds: Smaller companies typically have higher risk of failure, and are not as well established as larger blue-chip companies. Historically, the smaller company stocks have experienced a greater degree of market volatility than the overall market average.
  Portfolio Profile
Asset Allocation
% of Net Assets
Bullet U.S. Stocks U.S. Stocks 88.2
Bullet Non-U.S. Stocks Non-U.S. Stocks 10.1
Bullet Bonds Bonds 0.0
Bullet Cash Cash 1.8
Bullet Other Other 0.0
Asset Allocation Rescaled Graph
Data through 2022-06-30
Morningstar Equity Sectors
% of Stocks
Cyclical 49.59
Basic Materials 14.42
Consumer Cyclical 9.90
Financial Services 21.81
Real Estate 3.46
Sensitive 41.93
Communication Services 0.00
Energy 7.51
Industrials 19.47
Technology 14.95
Defensive 8.47
Consumer Defensive 3.07
Healthcare 5.02
Utilities 0.38
Data through 2022-06-30
Holding Status
Total Number of Stock Holdings 85
Total Number of Bond Holdings 0
% of Net Assets in Top 10 Holdings 27.47
Turnover % (as of 2021-12-31) 60.41
30 Day SEC Yield % ---
Top Holdings
Sector P/E % of Net
Assets
NetScout Systems Inc 74.13 3.52
The Hanover Insurance Group Inc 11.46 3.00
McGrath RentCorp 21.41 2.98
WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp 43.38 2.96
Crescent Point Energy Corp --- 2.78
Knowles Corp 11.97 2.74
Integer Holdings Corp 31.20 2.44
ACI Worldwide Inc 23.20 2.36
Ashland Global Holdings Inc 37.63 2.36
Minerals Technologies Inc 13.00 2.33
Data through 2022-06-30
  Principal Risks   
Foreign Securities, Loss of Money, Not FDIC Insured, Value Investing, Active Management, Market/Market Volatility, Industry and Sector Investing, Other, Small Cap, Financials Sector, Real Estate/REIT Sector, Technology Sector
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  Other Information
Inception Date: 1999-01-06
Portfolio Manager(s)
Steven B. Raineri   (2012-07-02)
Steven B. Raineri, Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Franklin Advisory Services. Mr. Raineri joined Franklin Templeton in 2005. He has been in the investment industry for more than 20 years. Mr. Raineri began his career at Gabelli & Company, and has also worked for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and WoodAllen Capital Management. He also spent several years as a business valuation analyst for Arthur Andersen and J&W Seligman Valuations.
Christopher Meeker   (2015-05-01)
Christopher Meeker, CFA, Portfolio Manager/Research Analyst of Franklin Advisory Services. Mr. Meeker joined Franklin Templeton Investments in September 2012 as a research analyst. He has been in the investment industry for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Mr. Meeker worked as a senior research analyst at Federated Global Investment Management. Mr. Meeker also has prior investment experience at Farr, Miller & Washington LLC, a boutique asset manager. Prior to his buy-side work, Mr. Meeker spent six years as an investment banker with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, Inc. and AMT Capital Advisors, LLC."
Nicholas Karzon   (2019-12-31)
Mr. Karzon has been a portfolio manager of the Small Cap Value Fund since December 2019. He joined Franklin Templeton in 2014.
Investment Advisor(s)
Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC
Issuer
Franklin Templeton Investments
Subadvisor(s)
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  Morningstar Ratings
Morningstar
Return
Morningstar
Risk
Morningstar
Rating
Number of
Funds
3-Year Average Below Avg 440
5-Year Average Below Avg 412
10-Year Above Avg Below Avg 316
Overall Above Avg Below Avg 440
Morningstar Category: Small Value | Number of Funds in Category: 440
Data through 2022-07-31
Ratings reflect risk-adjusted performance and are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.
  Volatility Measurements
Standard Deviation 24.43
Mean 9.66
Sharpe Ratio 0.48
Trailing 3-Yr as of 2022-07-31
  Modern Portfolio Theory Statistics
Best Fit Index
Morningstar US Sml Brd Val Ext TR USD
R-Squared 96
Beta 0.86
Alpha -0.06
Trailing 3-Yr as of 2022-07-31
  Principal Risks   
Foreign Securities, Loss of Money, Not FDIC Insured, Value Investing, Active Management, Market/Market Volatility, Industry and Sector Investing, Other, Small Cap, Financials Sector, Real Estate/REIT Sector, Technology Sector
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  Investment Risks
Small Cap Funds: Smaller companies typically have higher risk of failure, and are not as well established as larger blue-chip companies. Historically, the smaller company stocks have experienced a greater degree of market volatility than the overall market average.
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  Style Box Details for Stock Holdings
Size
Average Mkt Cap $Mil 2,326
   
Market Capitalization % of Portfolio
Giant 0.00
Large 0.00
Medium 12.94
Small 59.45
Micro 27.60
   
Investment Valuation Stock
Portfolio
Forward P/E 10.4
Price/Book 1.3
Price/Sales 1.0
Price/Cash Flow 6.2
Dividend Yield 1.6
Long-Term Earnings 24.3
Historical Earnings 23.9
Sales Growth 0.0
Cash-Flow Growth 3.8
Book-Value Growth 2.3
As of 2022-06-30
Data as of 2022-06-30
  Asset Allocation
% of Net Assets
Bullet U.S. Stocks U.S. Stocks 88.2
Bullet Non-U.S. Stocks Non-U.S. Stocks 10.1
Bullet Bonds Bonds 0.0
Bullet Cash Cash 1.8
Bullet Other Other 0.0
Asset Allocation Rescaled Graph
Data through 2022-06-30
  Morningstar Equity Sectors
% of Stocks
Cyclical 49.59
Basic Materials 14.42
Consumer Cyclical 9.90
Financial Services 21.81
Real Estate 3.46
Sensitive 41.93
Communication Services 0.00
Energy 7.51
Industrials 19.47
Technology 14.95
Defensive 8.47
Consumer Defensive 3.07
Healthcare 5.02
Utilities 0.38
Data through 2022-06-30
  Top 25 Holdings
Total Number of Stock Holdings 85
Total Number of Bond Holdings 0
% of Net Assets in Top 10 Holdings 27.47
Turnover % (as of 2021-12-31) 60.41
30 Day SEC Yield % ---
Top 25 Holdings
Sector P/E % of Net
Assets
NetScout Systems Inc 74.13 3.52
The Hanover Insurance Group Inc 11.46 3.00
McGrath RentCorp 21.41 2.98
WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp 43.38 2.96
Crescent Point Energy Corp --- 2.78
Knowles Corp 11.97 2.74
Integer Holdings Corp 31.20 2.44
ACI Worldwide Inc 23.20 2.36
Ashland Global Holdings Inc 37.63 2.36
Minerals Technologies Inc 13.00 2.33
SouthState Corp 13.61 2.19
TechnipFMC PLC --- 2.18
Columbia Banking System Inc 10.89 2.14
Greenbrier Companies Inc 18.39 2.13
Glanbia PLC --- 2.01
UFP Industries Inc 8.90 2.00
Jack In The Box Inc 11.92 1.94
Horace Mann Educators Corp 12.19 1.83
Software AG --- 1.82
The Timken Co 13.21 1.82
Franklin IFT Money Market --- --- 1.80
Green Plains Inc --- 1.78
Summit Materials Inc A 23.12 1.78
Envista Holdings Corp Ordinary Shares 26.74 1.76
Avient Corp 15.75 1.75
Data through 2022-06-30
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  Fees and Expenses Taken from prospectus dated 2022-05-01  
Maximum Fees
Administrative 0.15%
Management 0.75%
12b-1 ---
Actual Fees
12b-1 0.25%
Management 0.63%
Expense Ratio 0.91%
(taken from annual report dated 2021-12-31)
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.91%
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  Management
Inception Date: 1999-01-06
Mngr Name Steven B. Raineri
Mngr Start Date 2012-07-02
Biography
Steven B. Raineri, Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Franklin Advisory Services. Mr. Raineri joined Franklin Templeton in 2005. He has been in the investment industry for more than 20 years. Mr. Raineri began his career at Gabelli & Company, and has also worked for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and WoodAllen Capital Management. He also spent several years as a business valuation analyst for Arthur Andersen and J&W Seligman Valuations.
Mngr Name Christopher Meeker
Mngr Start Date 2015-05-01
Biography
Christopher Meeker, CFA, Portfolio Manager/Research Analyst of Franklin Advisory Services. Mr. Meeker joined Franklin Templeton Investments in September 2012 as a research analyst. He has been in the investment industry for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Mr. Meeker worked as a senior research analyst at Federated Global Investment Management. Mr. Meeker also has prior investment experience at Farr, Miller & Washington LLC, a boutique asset manager. Prior to his buy-side work, Mr. Meeker spent six years as an investment banker with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, Inc. and AMT Capital Advisors, LLC."
Mngr Name Nicholas Karzon
Mngr Start Date 2019-12-31
Biography
Mr. Karzon has been a portfolio manager of the Small Cap Value Fund since December 2019. He joined Franklin Templeton in 2014.
Investment Advisor(s)
Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC
Web Site
www.franklintempleton.com
Issuer
Franklin Templeton Investments
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Morningstar Rating, Risk and Return
The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
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Morningstar Ratings (Relative to Category)
  Morningstar ReturnMorningstar RiskMorningstar Rating# of Funds
3-year AverageBelow Avg440
5-year AverageBelow Avg412
10-year Above AvgBelow Avg316
Overall Above AvgBelow Avg440
Morningstar Category : Small Value | Number of Funds in Category: 440
Data through 2022-07-31
Risk Measures
R-squared reflects the percentage of an investment option's movements that are explained by movements in its benchmark index, showing the degree of correlation between the investment option and the benchmark.
Beta is a measure of an investment option's sensitivity to market movements. A portfolio with a beta greater than 1 is more volatile than the market, and a portfolio with a beta less than 1 is less volatile than the market. Alpha measures the difference between an investment option's actual returns and its expected performance, given its level of risk (as measured by beta).
The Sharpe ratio uses standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk.
Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the volatility of the investment option's returns.
Mean represents the annualized three-year geometric return.
Morningstar Style BoxTM
The Morningstar Style Box reveals a fund's investment strategy as of the date noted on this report.
For equity funds, the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the long stocks owned, and the horizontal axis shows the investment style (value, blend, or growth). A darkened cell in the style box matrix indicates the weighted average style of the portfolio.
For portfolios holding fixed-income investments, a Fixed Income Style Box is calculated. The vertical axis shows the credit quality based on credit ratings and the horizontal axis shows interest-rate sensitivity as measured by effective duration. There are three credit categories - "High", "Medium", and "Low"; and there are three interest rate sensitivity categories - "Limited", "Moderate", and "Extensive"; resulting in nine possible combinations. As in the Equity Style Box, the combination of credit and interest rate sensitivity for a portfolio is represented by a darkened square in the matrix. Morningstar uses credit rating information from credit rating agencies (CRAs) that have been designated Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSROs) by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the United States. For a list of all NRSROs, please visit https://www.sec.gov/ocr/ocr-current-nrsros.html. Additionally, Morningstar will use credit ratings from CRAs which have been recognized by foreign regulatory institutions that are deemed the equivalent of the NRSRO designation. To determine the rating applicable to a holding and the subsequent holding weighted value of a portfolio two methods may be employed. First is a common methodology approach where if a case exists such that two CRAs have rated a holding, the lower rating of the two should be applied; if three or more CRAs have rated a holding, the median rating should be applied; and in cases where there are more than two ratings and a median rating cannot be determined, the lower of the two middle ratings should be applied. Alternatively, if there is more than one rating available an average can be calculated from all and applied. Please Note: Morningstar, Inc. is not an NRSRO nor does it issue a credit rating on the fund. Credit ratings for any security held in a portfolio can change over time.
Morningstar uses the credit rating information to calculate a weighted-average credit quality value for the portfolio. This value is based only upon those holdings which are considered to be classified as "fixed income", such a government, corporate, or securitized issues. Other types of holdings such as equities and many, though not all, types of derivatives are excluded. The weighted-average credit quality value is represented by a rating symbol which corresponds to the long-term rating symbol schemas employed by most CRAs. Note that this value is not explicitly published but instead serves as an input in the Style Box calculation. This symbol is then used to map to a Style Box credit quality category of "low," "medium," or "high". Funds with a "low" credit quality category are those whose weighted-average credit quality is determined to be equivalent to the commonly used High Yield classification, meaning a rating below "BBB", portfolios assigned to the "high" credit category have either a "AAA" or "AA+" average credit quality value, while "medium" are those with an average rating of "AA-" inclusive to "BBB-". It is expected and intended that the majority of portfolios will be assigned a credit category of "medium".
For assignment to an interest-rate sensitivity category, Morningstar uses the average effective duration of the portfolio. From this value there are three distinct methodologies employed to determine assignment to category. Portfolio which are assigned to Morningstar municipal-bond categories employ static breakpoints between categories. These breakpoints are: "Limited" equal to 4.5 years or less, "Moderate" equal to 4.5 years to less than 7 years; and "Extensive" equal to more than 7 years. For portfolios assigned to Morningstar categories other than U.S. Taxable, including all domiciled outside the United States, static duration breakpoints are also used: "Limited" equals less than or equal to 3.5 years, "Moderate" equals greater than 3.5 years but less than or equal to 6 years, and "Extensive" is assigned to portfolios with effective durations of more than 6 years.
Note: Interest-rate sensitivity for non-U.S. domiciled portfolios (excluding those in Morningstar convertible categories) may be assigned using average modified duration when average effective duration is not available.
For portfolios Morningstar classifies as U.S. Taxable Fixed-Income, interest-rate sensitivity category assignment is based on the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index (MCBI). The classification assignment is dynamically determined relative to the benchmark index value. A "Limited" category will be assigned to portfolios whose average effective duration is between 25% to 75% of MCBI average effective duration, where the average effective duration is between 75% to 125% of the MCBI the portfolio will be classified as "Moderate", and those portfolios with an average effective duration value 125% or greater of the average effective duration of the MCBI will be classified as "Extensive".
Investment Risk
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Sector Investment Options: The investor should note that investment options that invest exclusively in one sector or industry involve additional risks. The lack of industry diversification subjects the investor to increased industry-specific risks.
Non-Diversified Investment Options: The investor should note that investment options that invest more of their assets in a single issuer involve additional risks, including share price fluctuations, because of the increased concentration of investments.
Small Cap Investment Options: The investor should note that investment options that invest in stocks of small companies involve additional risks. Smaller companies typically have a higher risk of failure, and are not as well established as larger blue-chip companies. Historically, smaller-company stocks have experienced a greater degree of market volatility than the overall market average.
Mid Cap Investment Options: The investor should note that investment options that invest in companies with market capitalizations below $10 billion involve additional risks. The securities of these companies may be more volatile and less liquid than the securities of larger companies.
High-Yield Bond Investment Options: The investor should note that investment options that invest in lower-rated debt securities (commonly referred to as junk bonds) involve additional risks because of the lower credit quality of the securities in the portfolio. The investor should be aware of the possible higher level of volatility, and increased risk of default.
Yield
The yield of an investment option refers to the income generated by an investment in that investment option over an identified period of time. The SEC 30-day yield refers to the income generated by an investment over an identified 30-day period. The SEC 30-day yield is calculated by dividing: (I) the net investment income per share of the investment option earned over a 30-day period; by (II) the maximum offering price per share of the investment option on the last day of the period. This number is then annualized using semi-annual compounding. This means that the amount of income generated during the 30-day period is assumed to be generated each month over a 12-month period and is reinvested every six months. The yield does not necessarily reflect income actually earned by investing in the investment option because of certain adjustments required by the SEC and, therefore, may not correlate to the dividends or other distributions paid to shareholders.