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Largest Publicly-Owned Companies
Based in Los Angeles County

Ranked by Sales, 2005

Other Years:

Company Sales
Industry Employees Corporate HQ
Walt Disney 31,944 Entertainment 133,000 Burbank
Northrop Grumman 30,721 Aerospace 123,400 Los Angeles
Countrywide Financial 18,537 Lease & Finance 54,450 Calabasas
Occidental Petroleum 16,286 Energy 8,010 Los Angeles
Computer Sciences 15,849 Computer Services 79,000 El Segundo
DIRECTV Group 13,165 Entertainment 9,200 El Segundo
Health Net 11,941 Health Care 9,280 Woodland Hills
Edison International 11,852 Utilities 15,830 Rosemead
KB Homes 9,443 Engineering/Construction 6,700 Los Angeles
Dole Food 5,871 Food Processing 72,000 Westlake Village
Jacobs Engineering Group 5,635 Construction 38,600 Pasadena
Avery Dennison 5,496 Packaging 22,600 Pasadena
Mattel 5,179 Toys 26,000 El Segundo
Ryland Group 4,818 Construction 3,210 Calabasas
Hilton Hotels 4,437 Hotels/Casinos 61,000 Beverly Hills
Reliance Steel & Aluminum 3,371 Metals/Mining 5,600 Los Angeles
DaVita 3,072 Health care 28,000 El Segundo
Mercury General 2,992 Insurance 5,000 Los Angeles
CB Richard Ellis Group 2,911 Real Estate 14,500 El Segundo
Univision Communications* 1,953 Entertainment 4,210 Los Angeles
Guitar Center 1,783 Retail 8,150 Westlake Village
IndyMac Bancorp 1,765 Financial Services 6,440 Pasadena
Molina Healthcare 1,650 Health Care 1,500 Long Beach
Activision 1,468 Computer Software 2,140 Santa Monica
21st Century Insurance Group 1,419 Insurance 2,600 Woodland Hills

Source: Fortune Magazine, Hoovers Online

* Univision Communications was sold in 2006 to a consortium of private equity firms lead by Saban Capital Group for about $13.7 billion. Its headquarters was moved from Los Angeles to New York.

Unocal Corporation merged with Chevron in 2005. The company was originally incorporated in Santa Paula, California, in 1890 and moved its headquarters to Los Angeles in 1901. In 2005, after Unocal agreed to a buy-out merger with Chevron, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), a Chinese state-backed company, offered a competitive bid of $18.5 billion. Intense political concerns in Congress, however, over national security concerns, compelled the Chinese to drop their bid and allow Unocal to proceed with its merger with Chevron.

KB Homes was formerly known as Kaufman & Broad.