Parnassus Funds (PARMX)
General Fund Information
Parnassus Funds
One Market - Steuart Tower #1600  
San Francisco CA 94105
(800) 999-3505
Category:Domestic Equity Funds
Assets: ($ millions)$1,973.2

Account min.:$2,000
Reinvest. min.:$50
IRA account min.:$500
IRA reinvest min.:50.00
Max. defer. load: 
Max. front load: 
Avg. P/E:27.18
Avg. P/B:6.12
Avg. YTM: 
Avg. Coupon Rate: 
Fund Description
The Parnassus Mid-Cap Fund invests in medium-sized companies (defined as those with market capitalizations** between $3 billion and $20 billion) that have promising growth prospects and also have proven businesses.
Social Issues07/31/18
Shareholder activism:YES
Community investment:YES
Human rights:P
Products and Services:P
Animal testing:P
Nuclear power:X
Alcohol, tobacco & gambling:X/X/X

P = Positive screen: fund seeks companies with a positive record or achievement.
R = Restricted investment: the fund has minimum criteria related to this issue.
X = Exclusionary screen: fund avoids companies involved with this issue.
"-" Fund does not screen for this criteria.
Fund Performance07/31/18
  Fund Return Percentile Rank *
Year to date: 4.49% 57
1 Year: 10.32% 73
Annualized returns:
3 Year: 11.67% 17
5 Year: 11.22% 35
10 Year: 11.65% 10
Since inception: 9.62% 56
Inception date: 04/29/05  
Bear Market: -20.42%  
Bear Market Period:     —      

* Percentile rank compares the performance of a fund to other funds with similar investing goals and styles. Funds with a percentile rank of 10 performed better than 90 percent of their peers. Funds with a percentile rank of 70 performed worse than 69 percent of their peers.
MPT Statistics07/31/18
Alpha 3YR:3.07
Alpha 5YR:2.46
Beta 3YR:0.72
Beta 5YR:0.73
R. Squared 3YR:82.87
R. Squared 5YR:80.95
Sharpe 3YR:1.24
Sharpe 5YR:1.22
Std. Dev. 3YR:8.77
Std. Dev. 5YR:8.77
Sector Distribution 
Cap. Goods & Tech.17.65% 
Consumer Cyclicals56.56% 
Consumer Non-Cyclicals9.76% 
Parnassus Funds