Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Sep 1, 1992
CUSIP: 701769101
Ticker Symbol: PRBLX
Morningstar Category:Large Blend
As of Mar 31, 2017
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $15,253

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Description

Objective  

The investment seeks to achieve both capital appreciation and current income.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund's objective is to achieve both capital appreciation and current income by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities. Equity securities include common and preferred stock. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest a minimum of 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities. At least 75% of the fund's total assets will normally be invested in equity securities that pay interest or dividends.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Mar 31, 2017
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Parnassus Core Equity Investora4.38%4.38%12.33%9.19%13.53%9.56%10.58%
S&P 500 Indexa,b6.07%6.07%17.17%10.37%13.30%7.51%N/A
Morningstar Large Blenda,c5.57%5.57%15.97%8.14%11.74%6.52%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit www.icmarc.org.

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Total annual fund operating expensesa0.88%
Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement0.01%
Total Expenses0.87%

A contractual expense waiver exists for this fund and will expire on 05-01-2017.

 

a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2017 All rights reserved. This information: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar and/or its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The S&P 500 Index consists of 500 companies representing larger capitalization stocks traded in the U.S.

c. The Fund’s Morningstar Category Average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal–weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on a fund’s historical portfolio holdings.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Mar 31, 2017Mar 31, 2017$0.120400000
Dec 28, 2016Dec 28, 2016$0.084800000
Nov 22, 2016Nov 22, 2016$1.091400000
Sep 30, 2016Sep 30, 2016$0.103400000
Jun 30, 2016Jun 30, 2016$0.085600000
Mar 31, 2016Mar 31, 2016$0.127300000
Dec 30, 2015Dec 30, 2015$0.498800000
Nov 24, 2015Nov 24, 2015$2.754700000
Sep 30, 2015Sep 30, 2015$0.116700000
Jun 30, 2015Jun 30, 2015$0.104700000
Mar 31, 2015Mar 31, 2015$0.083100000
Dec 30, 2014Dec 30, 2014$0.197300000
Nov 25, 2014Nov 25, 2014$0.674600000
Sep 30, 2014Sep 30, 2014$0.202900000
Jun 30, 2014Jun 30, 2014$0.094100000
Mar 31, 2014Mar 31, 2014$0.100600000
Dec 27, 2013Dec 27, 2013$0.161300000
Nov 22, 2013Nov 22, 2013$1.872600000
 

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Mar 31, 2017
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 5 Stars1248
3-Year 3 Stars1248
5-Year 5 Stars1113
10-Year 5 Stars822

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating⁄40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating⁄30% five–year rating⁄20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Mar 31, 2017
Equity Stylebox
Large Blend
Allocation of Assets As of Feb 28, 2017
Type of Asset Percent
Equity95%
Fixed Income0%
Cash/Other5%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of Feb 28, 2017
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock90.4%
Foreign Stock4.6%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%
Preferred0.0%
Convertible0.0%
Cash5.0%
Other0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
Equity Sector As of Feb 28, 2017
SectorPercent
Healthcare22.3%
Technology17.2%
Financial Services15.2%
Industrials13.6%
Consumer Defensive9.1%
Basic Materials7.9%
Consumer Cyclical6.5%
Energy3.2%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

 
Top Ten Holdings As of Feb 28, 2017
Holding NamePercent
Wells Fargo & Co5.0%
Gilead Sciences Inc4.5%
Apple Inc4.5%
Danaher Corp4.5%
Intel Corp4.0%
Praxair Inc3.9%
Charles Schwab Corp3.9%
Walt Disney Co3.9%
Allergan PLC3.6%
National Oilwell Varco Inc3.2%
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Mar 31, 2017
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta0.850.88
Alpha0.351.67
Standard Deviation9.389.49
 
 

Footnotes

1.

Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You may contact us to obtain a prospectus or to answer questions by calling 800-669-7400, emailing investorservices@icmarc.org, or visiting www.icmarc.org.

The source for this information is Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2017 Morningstar, Inc.® All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Morningstar, Inc. is a global investment research firm that is not affiliated with ICMA-RC. ICMA-RC does not independently verify Morningstar data.

Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.