Parnassus Funds (PRBLX)
General Fund Information
Parnassus Funds
One Market - Steuart Tower #1600  
San Francisco CA 94105
(800) 999-3505
Category:Domestic Equity Funds
Assets: ($ millions)$9,425.5

Account min.:$2,000
Reinvest. min.:$50
IRA account min.:$500
IRA reinvest min.:50.00
Max. defer. load:0.00%
Max. front load:0.00%
Avg. P/E:26.23
Avg. P/B:7.04
Avg. YTM:5.51
Avg. Coupon Rate:6.09
Fund Description
Fund seeks current income and capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 75% of assets in dividend paying equities. It may also invest up to 10% of assets in community development loan funds. The fund adheres to certain social criteria; it may not invest in companies that produce alcohol, tobacco, weapons, or nuclear energy.
Social Issues03/31/18
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 Performance03/31/18
  Fund Return Percentile Rank *
Year to date: -0.26% 21
1 Year: 11.39% 25
Annualized returns:
3 Year: 8.76% 25
5 Year: 11.69% 15
10 Year: 10.40% 7
Since inception: 10.61% 17
Inception date: 08/31/92  
Bear Market: -14.78%  
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 Statistics03/31/18
Alpha 3YR:-0.22
Alpha 5YR:0.00
Beta 3YR:0.83
Beta 5YR:0.88
R. Squared 3YR:90.86
R. Squared 5YR:90.06
Sharpe 3YR:0.92
Sharpe 5YR:1.24
Std. Dev. 3YR:9.13
Std. Dev. 5YR:9.13
Sector Distribution 
Basic Industries7.18% 
Cap. Goods & Tech.12.11% 
Consumer Cyclicals16.63% 
Consumer Non-Cyclicals21.11% 
Non - US0.54% 
Parnassus Funds