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Franklin Resources

FRANKLIN RESOURCES, the largest of the publicly traded U.S. mutual fund companies, has been on a tear. Its stock is up an annualized 43% over the past three years, and profits are robust. The San Mateo (Calif.) company’s popular Templeton international mutual funds have attracted increased investor interest as foreign equities have outpaced domestic issues. This year management plans to repatriate nearly $2 billion in foreign earnings. Franklin won’t say what it will do with the windfall, but by law it can, among other things, move toward acquisitions or research and development.

Company Info

2005 Rank

71

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COMPANY INFO

BEN

Market Value
$ Million

26,506.2

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) 51.3
(3-yr.) 229.6
2005 Sales
$ Billion

4.5

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 25
(3-yr.) 22.0
Long-Term Growth Est. %

13.8

Net income
$ Million

1,135.6

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 47
(3-yr.) 38.8
Net Margin %*

25.2

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

15.6

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

104/64

P/E Ratio

24

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*Trailing 12 months
Company data as of 2/28/06 provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat

Gregory E. Johnson

Gregory E. Johnson, 44

CEO since 2004




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