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Franklin Small Cap Value VIP 2
Release date as of 2024-04-30. Data on page is subject to change.
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As of 2024-04-30
Out of 453
Small Value Funds
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Total Fund Assets ($ Mil)
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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 81.8
Bullet Non-U.S. Stocks Non-U.S. Stocks 15.2
Bullet Bonds Bonds 0.0
Bullet Cash Cash 3.0
Bullet Other Other 0.0
Asset Allocation Rescaled Graph
Data through 2024-04-30
Morningstar Equity Sectors
% of Stocks
Cyclical 51.17
Basic Materials 11.79
Consumer Cyclical 12.43
Financial Services 24.10
Real Estate 2.85
Sensitive 41.05
Communication Services 0.51
Energy 4.60
Industrials 24.01
Technology 11.93
Defensive 7.79
Consumer Defensive 2.89
Healthcare 3.29
Utilities 1.61
Data through 2024-04-30
Holding Status
Total Number of Stock Holdings 88
Total Number of Bond Holdings 0
% of Net Assets in Top 10 Holdings 27.42
Turnover % (as of 2022-12-31) 12.59
30 Day SEC Yield % 1.02
Top Holdings
Sector P/E % of Net
ACI Worldwide Inc 25.26 3.73
Veren Inc --- 3.56
Franklin IFT Money Market --- --- 3.02
Glanbia PLC --- 2.81
SouthState Corp 12.35 2.49
First Interstate BancSystem Inc 10.64 2.48
Regal Rexnord Corp --- 2.46
The Hanover Insurance Group Inc 139.59 2.30
Primoris Services Corp 20.00 2.29
QinetiQ Group PLC --- 2.28
Data through 2024-04-30
  Principal Risks   
Foreign Securities, Loss of Money, Not FDIC Insured, Value Investing, Active Management, Market/Market Volatility, Industry and Sector Investing, Other, Socially Conscious, Portfolio Diversification, Small Cap, Financials Sector, Real Estate/REIT Sector, Technology Sector
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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
Franklin Templeton Investments
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