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L&T Emerging Businesses Fund Vs Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund

Updated on September 17, 2023 , 857 views

L&T Emerging Businesses Fund and Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund both the schemes belong to the small-cap category of Equity Funds. L&T Emerging Businesses Fund is offered by L&T Mutual Fund while; Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund is a part of Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. Small cap funds are the schemes whose accumulated fund money is invested in schemes of small-cap companies. These companies form the bottom of the pyramid when companies are segregated on the Basis of Market capitalization. These companies are generally start-ups or companies in early stages of development. Small Cap Companies are considered to have a good scope of developments. Though both L&T Emerging Businesses Fund and Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund belong to the same category yet; there are a lot of differences between them. So, let’s understand these differences these schemes through this article.

About L&T Emerging Businesses Fund

L&T Emerging Businesses Fund is offered by L&T Mutual Fund under the small-cap category. It is an open-ended scheme and the inception date being May 13, 2014. The investment objective of the scheme is to attain Capital growth in the long-term by Investing in equity and equity-related instruments of predominantly small-cap companies. L&T Emerging Businesses Fund uses S&P BSE Small Cap Index to form its Portfolio.

As on January 31, 2018, some of the small-cap shares that form part of L&T Emerging Businesses Fund’s portfolio include Carborundum Universal Limited, Supreme Industries Limited, Max Financial Services Limited, City Union Bank Limited, and Centrum Electronics Limited.

This scheme is suitable for investors who are willing to earn higher returns by investing in small-cap shares.

Overview of Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund manages Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund. This scheme was launched in the year 2006. The investment objective of this scheme is to achieve capital appreciation in the long-term by predominantly investing in shares of small-cap companies.

As on January 31, 2018, some of the shares that were part of the scheme’s portfolio consisted of Finolex Cables Limited, Voltas Limited, Deepak Nitrite Limited, and Nesco Limited.

This scheme aims to recognize companies that are likely to grow and be market leaders in the future. This scheme is suitable for long-term investments with a tenure of five years or more.

L&T Emerging Businesses Fund Vs Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund

Though both L&T Emerging Businesses Fund and Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund belong to the same category yet there exists differences between them. So, let us compare and analyze the differences between both the schemes that are classified into four sections, namely, Basics Section, Performance Section, Yearly Performance Section, and Other Details Section.

Basics Section

The Basics Section compares parameters such as Category of the Scheme, AUM, expense ratio, Fincash Ratings, and Current NAV. To begin with the Scheme’s category it can be said that both the scheme belongs to the same category that is, Equity Mid & Small-cap.

As per Fincash Ratings, L&T Emerging Businesses Fund is rated 5-Star and Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund is rated 4-Star.

The summary of basics section is summarized in the table given below.

Parameters
BasicsNAV
Net Assets (Cr)
Launch Date
Rating
Category
Sub Cat.
Category Rank
Risk
Expense Ratio
Sharpe Ratio
Information Ratio
Alpha Ratio
Benchmark
Exit Load
L&T Emerging Businesses Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹59.5566 ↑ 0.57   (0.97 %)
₹10,766 on 31 Jul 23
12 May 14
Equity
Small Cap
2
High
1.84
2.19
1.01
7.44
Not Available
0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)
Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹120.688 ↑ 0.60   (0.50 %)
₹9,104 on 31 Jul 23
13 Jan 06
Equity
Small Cap
11
Moderately High
1.89
2.73
0.42
13.46
Not Available
0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Performance Section

The Performance Section compares the returns earned by both the schemes at different time intervals such as 3 Month Return, 1 Year Return, and Since Inception Return. Here, the Compounded Annual Growth Rate or CAGR returns are compared between both the schemes. A bird’s eye view on the returns of both the schemes shows that at many time intervals the returns earned by L&T Emerging Businesses Fund is higher than returns of Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund. However, in case of 5 Year Return, there is no data available for L&T Emerging Business Fund as the scheme was launched in the year 2014. The table given below summarizes the performance section of both the schemes.

Parameters
Performance1 Month
3 Month
6 Month
1 Year
3 Year
5 Year
Since launch
L&T Emerging Businesses Fund
Growth
Fund Details
4.9%
15.7%
25.9%
31.5%
40.1%
17.1%
21.2%
Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund
Growth
Fund Details
3.5%
15.4%
26%
37.2%
37.8%
15.8%
15.2%

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Yearly Performance Section

The comparison of absolute returns between both the schemes for a particular year is done in the yearly performance section. Even in this section, it can be said that the performance of L&T Emerging Businesses Fund is better. The summary of Yearly Performance Section between both the schemes is tabulated as follows.

Parameters
Yearly Performance2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
L&T Emerging Businesses Fund
Growth
Fund Details
1%
77.4%
15.5%
-8.1%
-13.7%
Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund
Growth
Fund Details
3.6%
56.4%
18.7%
-5%
-17.4%

Other Details Section

This is the last section in comparison of both the funds. The parameters forming part of this section include Minimum SIP and Lumpsum Investment. With respect to Minimum SIP and Lumpsum Investment, it can be said that both the funds have same SIP and lumpsum amount. The minimum SIP investment for both the schemes is INR 500 while the minimum lumpsum investment is INR 5,000.

The summary of other details section is tabulated as follows.

L&T Emerging Businesses Fund is jointly managed by Mr. S. N. Lahiri and Mr. Karan Desai.

Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund is jointly managed by Mr. R. Janakiraman, Mr. Hari Shyamsundar, and Mr. Srikesh Nair.

Parameters
Other DetailsMin SIP Investment
Min Investment
Fund Manager
L&T Emerging Businesses Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹500
₹5,000
Venugopal Manghat - 3.71 Yr.
Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund
Growth
Fund Details
₹500
₹5,000
R. Janakiraman - 12.59 Yr.

Growth of 10k Investments over the years

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.
L&T Emerging Businesses Fund
Growth
Fund Details
DateValue
31 Aug 18₹10,000
31 Aug 19₹7,863
31 Aug 20₹7,732
31 Aug 21₹14,721
31 Aug 22₹17,119
31 Aug 23₹22,561
Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.
Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund
Growth
Fund Details
DateValue
31 Aug 18₹10,000
31 Aug 19₹8,066
31 Aug 20₹7,929
31 Aug 21₹14,425
31 Aug 22₹15,661
31 Aug 23₹21,546

Detailed Assets & Holdings Comparison

Asset Allocation
L&T Emerging Businesses Fund
Growth
Fund Details
Asset ClassValue
Cash1.39%
Equity98.61%
Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Industrials38.61%
Basic Materials15.76%
Consumer Cyclical14.81%
Technology8.9%
Financial Services6.45%
Real Estate5.71%
Consumer Defensive3.71%
Health Care3.53%
Energy1.13%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Apar Industries Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 17 | APARINDS
3%₹379 Cr756,017
↓ -65,000
K.P.R. Mill Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 15 | KPRMILL
3%₹377 Cr4,981,639
KEI Industries Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 20 | KEI
3%₹295 Cr1,090,358
↓ -158,330
Cera Sanitaryware Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 19 | CERA
3%₹289 Cr304,220
↓ -5,000
APL Apollo Tubes Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 20 | APLAPOLLO
2%₹266 Cr1,588,905
EIH Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 May 17 | 500840
2%₹265 Cr10,664,200
KPIT Technologies Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 21 | KPITTECH
2%₹257 Cr2,188,200
Sonata Software Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 18 | SONATSOFTW
2%₹256 Cr2,448,245
Carborundum Universal Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 16 | CARBORUNIV
2%₹244 Cr2,149,700
↓ -100,000
Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd (Real Estate)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 21 | MAHLIFE
2%₹241 Cr4,242,200
Asset Allocation
Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund
Growth
Fund Details
Asset ClassValue
Cash7.51%
Equity92.31%
Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Industrials27.29%
Financial Services18.34%
Consumer Cyclical13.28%
Basic Materials7.96%
Technology6.11%
Health Care5.99%
Consumer Defensive5.5%
Real Estate5%
Communication Services1.38%
Energy0.38%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd Ordinary Shares (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 20 | EQUITASBNK
5%₹435 Cr48,064,081
Brigade Enterprises Ltd (Real Estate)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 14 | 532929
4%₹349 Cr5,893,691
Deepak Nitrite Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 16 | DEEPAKNTR
3%₹308 Cr1,387,967
Kalyan Jewellers India Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 May 22 | KALYANKJIL
3%₹294 Cr11,664,895
↓ -2,000,000
Jyothy Labs Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 15 | 532926
3%₹248 Cr7,113,765
↓ -250,000
J.B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd Shs Dematerialised (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 14 | JBCHEPHARM
2%₹230 Cr831,988
↓ -50,000
KPIT Technologies Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 20 | KPITTECH
2%₹220 Cr1,872,610
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 21 | ICICIBANK
2%₹217 Cr2,259,945
Karur Vysya Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 12 | 590003
2%₹208 Cr17,148,917
Carborundum Universal Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 14 | CARBORUNIV
2%₹206 Cr1,812,883

Thus, from the above pointers, it can be said that both the schemes differ on a number of parameters though they belong to the same category. As a consequence, one should be very careful while investing in a scheme by understanding its modalities completely. In addition, people should also check whether the scheme’s methodology helps them accomplish their objectives. Moreover, they can even consult a financial advisor. This will help them to ensure that the money invested is safe and it paves way for wealth creation.

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