Franklin Resources, Inc. is a global investment management organization known as Franklin Templeton Investments. They have an extensive global presence, including offices in 35 countries and clients in more than 150. Their common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEN and is included in the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. Franklin Resources Inc. NYSE: BEN is an investment firm originally founded in New York in 1947 as Franklin Distributors, Inc. It is listed on the NYSE under the ticker BEN as in Benjamin Franklin, whom founder Rupert Johnson, Sr. admired. In 1973 the headquarters moved from New York to San Mateo, California. The firm specializes in conservatively managed mutual funds. It offers products under the Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series and Fiduciary brand names. Like other large investment companies, the firm offers a wide variety of funds but is traditionally best known for bond funds under the Franklin brand, international funds under the Templeton brand, and value funds under the Mutual Series brand.
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TypePublic
HQSan Mateo, US
Founded1947
Size (employees)9,800 (est)+4%
Websitefranklinresources.com
Franklin Resources was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in San Mateo, US
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Key People/Management at Franklin Resources

Gregory Johnson

Gregory Johnson

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

President
Rupert Johnson

Rupert Johnson

Vice Chairman
Craig Tyle

Craig Tyle

Executive Vice President & General Counsel
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Franklin Resources Office Locations

Franklin Resources has an office in San Mateo
San Mateo, (HQ)
1 Franklin Pkwy
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Franklin Resources Financials and Metrics

Franklin Resources Revenue

Franklin Resources's revenue was reported to be $6.62 b in FY, 2016 which is a 16.7% decrease from the previous period.
USD

Market capitalization (12-Dec-2018)

16.4b

Closing stock price (12-Dec-2018)

32.0
Franklin Resources's current market capitalization is $16.4 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

8.0b8.5b7.9b6.6b

Revenue growth, %

6%(6%)(17%)

EBIT

2.9b3.2b3.0b2.4b

EBIT margin, %

37%38%38%36%
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Revenue

2.1b2.1b2.1b2.1b2.0b1.8b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b

Sales and marketing expense

349.0m372.3m380.7m375.5m377.5m374.3m326.9m311.5m343.4m342.7m

Operating expense total

1.3b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.2b1.1b1.0b973.9m1.0b1.0b

EBIT

813.1m786.0m786.8m782.0m757.7m537.3m595.4m586.9m555.5m564.2m
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

6.2b7.6b8.4b8.5b

PP&E

564.1m530.7m510.1m523.2m535.0m

Total Assets

15.4b16.4b16.3b16.1b17.5b

Accounts Payable

262.8m314.4m232.1m233.3m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

6.6b6.8b7.6b7.9b8.1b8.3b8.0b8.5b8.8b

Accounts Receivable

899.0m798.0m

PP&E

559.4m553.5m542.1m523.4m516.9m512.5m509.8m

Total Assets

15.9b16.1b16.7b16.3b16.5b16.2b17.2b17.7b15.5b
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

2.2b2.4b2.1b1.8b

Cash From Operating Activities

2.0b2.1b2.3b1.7k

Cash From Investing Activities

232.9m390.6m248.9m192.052.0m

Cash From Financing Activities

(2.0b)(1.2b)(1.6b)(1.8k)(956.0m)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q2, 2018

Net Income

596.0m552.8m632.1m566.3m622.9m(89.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

897.0m

Cash From Investing Activities

99.0m92.0m

Interest Paid

33.0m
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Franklin Resources Online and Social Media Presence

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Franklin Resources Blogs

Distortion, Divergence and Diversification: 2019 Global Investment Outlook

Volatility has plagued equity markets globally in 2018—most notably emerging markets and US equity markets. As the US economic expansion officially crossed the nine-year mark in 2018, many investors started to wonder when the cycle would change—and what the catalyst might be. Our senior investment l…

Changes in Technology, Regulation and Accessibility Drive Rise in Use of Collective Investment Trusts

Collective Investment Trusts (CITs) have been gaining momentum in the retirement space, and for good reason. Jason Colarossi, vice president, national retirement strategist, of Franklin Templeton's Defined Contribution Division, outlines what CITs are and how they have evolved. He also discusses the…

Back from the Road Again: Five Things We Learnt from Our European Roadshow

On a recent European roadshow, David Zahn, Franklin Templeton’s head of European Fixed Income, had the chance to meet investors from Germany, France, Italy and Spain. In this article, he sets out some of his takeaway messages from the trip, including a couple of surprises. The post Back from the Roa…

The Case for Municipal Bonds in a Rising-Rate Environment

Municipal bond yields moved higher in 2018 and seem likely to continue moving up in 2019 if market expectations for further interest-rate increases play out. Sheila Amoroso, director of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s Municipal Bond Department, makes a case for munis within a rising-rate env…

An Integrated Approach to Managing ESG Risks and Opportunities

Information, data and research are the fuel for investment decisions. Over the years, as new information has emerged and evolved, investors have found innovative means to harness new insights to help inform their decisions. Today, some forward-looking investors are deepening their focus on environme…

PODCAST: Fintech Opportunity in the Retirement and Financial Services Space

Technological innovations have permeated every aspect of our lives, including the way we save and invest. Franklin Templeton Investments President and Chief Operating Officer Jenny Johnson and Empower Retirement President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Murphy discuss the impact of new technology on …
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Franklin Resources Company Life and Culture

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Franklin Resources Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Franklin Resources founded?

    Franklin Resources was founded in 1947.

  • Who are Franklin Resources key executives?

    Franklin Resources's key executives are Gregory Johnson, Jennifer Johnson and Rupert Johnson.

  • How many employees does Franklin Resources have?

    Franklin Resources has 9,800 employees.

  • What is Franklin Resources revenue?

    Latest Franklin Resources annual revenue is $6.6 b.

  • What is Franklin Resources revenue per employee?

    Latest Franklin Resources revenue per employee is $675.3 k.

  • Who are Franklin Resources competitors?

    Competitors of Franklin Resources include TIAA, Plutus Wealth Management and Manning & Napier.

  • Where is Franklin Resources headquarters?

    Franklin Resources headquarters is located at 1 Franklin Pkwy, San Mateo.

  • Where are Franklin Resources offices?

    Franklin Resources has an office in San Mateo.

  • How many offices does Franklin Resources have?

    Franklin Resources has 1 office.