Third quarter earnings at San Mateo, California-based Franklin Resources
surged 28 percent from the last quarter and 78 percent from the same period last year.
Net income was $334.5 million, or $1.28 per diluted share, soaring far above analysts' expectations of $1.02 per share. Second quarter net income was $261.9 million, or $1.00 per diluted share in the quarter-before, and year-ago earnings were $187.7 million, or $0.73 per diluted share.
Assets under management totaled $453.1 billion, up 7 percent from the previous quarter and 25 percent from the year-ago quarter.
U.S. retail assets, which totaled $275.3 billion at the end of the third quarter, were boosted by $5.2 billion in net inflows and $9.8 billion in market appreciation. Franklin added $2.2 billion in net inflows and $10.5 billion market appreciation to institutional and international asset categories over the quarter, resulting in $177.8 billion in total assets under management.
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