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Headquartered in Los Angeles County

Ranked by Sales, 2017

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Of the 118 publicly-owned companies headquartered in California in the 2018 Fortune 500 List, 28 are headquarted in Los Angeles County. Total revenue for these 28 companies in 2017 came to $225 billion and total market value was $398 billion. The Walt Disney Company continues to be Los Angeles County's most valuable locally-based company with 42% the market value of all 28 companies combined. It ranks 55th among America's public companies and 7th in California.

Edison International is the oldest public corporation headquartered in Los Angeles County. It traces its roots as far back as 1886.

Company Sales 2017
Industry Employees Corporate HQ Year Founded
The Walt Disney Co.* $55,137 Entertainment 199,000 Burbank 1923
Molina Healthcare, Inc. $19,883 Health Care 20,000 Long Beach 1980
AECOM Technology Corp. $18,203 Construction Engineering 87,000 Los Angeles 1990
CBRE Group, Inc.* $14,210 Real estate 80,000 Los Angeles 1906
Edison International* $12,320 Utilities 12,700 Rosemead 1886
Farmers Insurance Exchange** $12,072 Insurance 18,000 Woodland Hills (Los Angeles) 1928
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. $10,337 Entertainment 8,800 Beverly Hills 2010
Company Sales, 2017
Industry Employees Corporate HQ Year Founded
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. $9,721 Metals 15,200 Los Angeles 1939
Activision Blizzard, Inc.* $7,017 Computer Gaming Software 9,600 Santa Monica 1979
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. $6,990 Precious Metals 120 Santa Monica 1965
Avery Dennison Corp.* $6,614 Chemicals 30,000 Glendale 1935
Mattel, Inc.* $4,882 Toy Manufacturing 28,000 El Segundo 1945
Tutor Perini Corp. $4,757 Construction Engineering 10,000 Sylmar (Los Angeles) 1894
Smart & Final $4,571 Food & Drug Stores 11,900 Commerce 1871
Company Sales, 2017
Industry Employees Corporate HQ Year Founded
KB Home $4,369 Homebuilders 1,500 Los Angeles 1957
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. $4,181 Apparel 11,800 Manhattan Beach 1992
Mercury General Corp. $3,416 Insurance 4,200 Los Angeles 1961
Colony Capital, Inc. $2,842 Private Equity Real Estate 500 Los Angeles 1991
Tetra Tech, Inc. $2,753 Construction Engineering 16,000 Pasadena 1966
Public Storage* $2,669 Storage Facilities 5,500 Glendale 1972
(formerly On Assignment)
$2,626 Temporary Help 3,800 Calabasas 1985
Company Sales, 2017
Industry Employees Corporate HQ Year Founded
Guess?, Inc. $2,364 Apparel 14,700 Los Angeles 1981
The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. $2,261 Restaurants 37,600 Calabasas Hills 1972
99 Cents Only Stores, LLC $2,194 Discount Retail Stores 15,000 City of Commerce 1969
PCM, Inc. $2,193 Technology Retailers 4,100 El Segundo 1987
Oaktree Capital Group, LLC $2,100 Investment Advice 7,500 Los Angeles 1995
California Resources Corp. $2,006 Petroleum & Natural Gas 1,400 Los Angeles 2014
Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. $1,877 Guided Missiles & Space Vehicles 4,800 El Segundo 1942

* Listed among S&P 500 companies.
** Parent company is Zurich Insurance Group.

Sources: Fortune Magazine and D&B Hoovers

VCA of Los Angeles (a chain of veterinarian clinics and hospitals) and Unified Grocers, Inc. of the City of Commerce (a wholesale grocer), both listed among the Fortune 500 in past years, were acquired by other companies in 2017. VCA was acquired by Mars, Inc. and Unified Grocers by SuperValu Inc.

DirecTV previously listed among Los Angeles County's largest public corporations, was merged into AT&T.

In 2015, Healthnet was purchased by Centene Corporation, based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., founded in Pasadena in 1947 by Joseph J. Jacobs, moved their headquarters in 2016 from Pasadena to Dallas, Texas.

Mattel, Inc. is the world’s largest toy maker. There are more Barbie Dolls, Mattel’s most successful product, in the United States than there are people. The name Mattel was derived from combining the first names of partners Elliot Handler and "Matt" Matson. Ruth Handler, wife of Elliot, co-founder of the company and creator of the Barbie Doll, did not contribute her first name to the company name due to "the times."

IndyMac Bank, owned by parent IndyMac Bancorp of Pasadena, collapsed in July 2008, becoming the fourth largest bank failure in U.S. history and the second largest failure of a regulated thrift. IndyMac Bancorp filed for bankruptcy. OneWestBank formed in 2009 from the remains of the failed bank.