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Largest Publicly-Owned Companies
Based in Los Angeles County

Ranked by Sales, 2017

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Previous Years: 2015 | 2011 | 2005 | 2001

Of the 114 publicly-owned companies headquartered in California in the 2017 Fortune 500 List, 26 are based in Los Angeles County. Total revenue for these 26 companies in 2016 came to $212.5 billion and total market $357.4 billion. The Walt Disney Company continues to be Los Angeles County's most valuable locally-based company with half the market value of all 26 companies combined.

Company Sales 2017
Industry Employees Corporate HQ
The Walt Disney Co. $55,632 Entertainment 195,000 Burbank
Molina Healthcare, Inc. $17,782 Health Care 21,000 Long Beach
AECOM Technology Corp. $17,411 Construction Engineering 87,000 Los Angeles
CBRE Group, Inc. $13,072 Real estate 75,000 Los Angeles
Farmers Insurance Exchange $12,513 Insurance 13,300 Woodland Hills (Los Angeles)
Edison International $11,869 Utilities 12,300 Rosemead
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. $8,613 Metals 14,500 Los Angeles
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. $8,355 Entertainment 11,500 Beverly Hills
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. $6,784 Precious Metals 80 Santa Monica
Activision Blizzard, Inc. $6,608 Computer Gaming Software 9,500 Santa Monica
Avery Dennison Corp. $6,087 Chemicals 25,000 Glendale
Mattel, Inc. $5,457 Toy Manufacturing 32,000 El Segundo
Tutor Perini Corp. $4,973 Construction Engineering 11,600 Sylmar
Company Sales, 2017
Industry Employees Corporate HQ
Smart & Final $4,342 Food & Drug Stores 7,500 Commerce
Unified Grocers, Inc. $3,762 Food & Grocery Wholesale 2,400 Commerce
KB Home $3,595 Homebuilders 1,700 Los Angeles
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. $3,577 Apparel 6,900 Manhattan Beach
Mercury General Corp. $3,228 Insurance 4,200 Los Angeles
Tetra Tech, Inc. $2,584 Construction Engineering 16,000 Pasadena
Public Storage $2,561 Storage Facilities 5,500 Glendale
VCA $2,517 Veterinary Care Facilities 14,700 Los Angeles
On Assignment $2,440 Temporary Help 3,600 Calabasas
Cheesecake Factory $2,276 Restaurants 3,000 Calabasas Hills
PCM $2,251 Wholesale Electronics & Office Equipment 3,600 El Segundo
Guess?, Inc. $2,209 Apparel 14,300 Los Angeles
99 Cents Only Stores $2,027 Discount Retail Stores 17,000 City of Commerce

Source: Fortune Magazine

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.

In June 2015, Ryland Homes and Standard Pacific Homes announced a merger. The new merged company, to be known as CalAtlantic Homes, became the fourth largest home builder in the nation and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

Oaktree Capital Management Inc., previously listed in the Fortune 500 companies, did not make this year's list.

Walt Disney ranks 57th among America's largest public corporations and 8th among California's publicly-owned companies.

Mattel, Inc. is the world’s largest toy maker, followed by HASBRO Inc. 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.