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)$9,893.1

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:24.99
Avg. P/B:6.69
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 Issues12/31/17
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 Performance12/31/17
  Fund Return Percentile Rank *
Year to date: 16.58% 38
1 Year: 16.58% 38
Annualized returns:
3 Year: 8.58% 42
5 Year: 14.45% 16
10 Year: 9.70% 6
Since inception: 10.73% 23
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 Statistics12/31/17
Alpha 3YR:-0.82
Alpha 5YR:0.21
Beta 3YR:0.83
Beta 5YR:0.90
R. Squared 3YR:91.40
R. Squared 5YR:89.82
Sharpe 3YR:0.94
Sharpe 5YR:1.56
Std. Dev. 3YR:9.01
Std. Dev. 5YR:9.01
Sector Distribution 
Basic Industries7.18% 
Cap. Goods & Tech.12.11% 
Consumer Cyclicals16.63% 
Consumer Non-Cyclicals21.11% 
Non - US0.54% 
Parnassus Funds