Largest Publicly-Owned Companies
Based in Los Angeles County

Ranked by Sales, 2015

A Walt Disney Company product, Disneyland and the Disneyland parades. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

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Company Sales 2014
($million)
Industry Employees Corporate HQ
The Walt Disney Co. $48,813 Entertainment 180,000 Burbank
DIRECTV* $33,260 Telecommunications 30,900 El Segundo
Health Net, Inc. $14,009 Health Care 8,000 Woodland Hills
Edison International $13,413 Utilities 13,700 Rosemead
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. $12,695 Construction Engineering 59,900 Pasadena
Farmers Insurance Exchange $11,318 Insurance 13,500 Woodland Hills
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. $10,452 Metals 14,900 Los Angeles
Molina Healthcare, Inc. $9,667 Health Care 10,500 Long Beach
CBRE Group, Inc. $9,050 Real estate 52,000 Los Angeles
AECOM Technology Corp. $8,357 Construction Engineering 43,300 Los Angeles
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. $6,867 Entertainment 11,000 Beverly Hills
Avery Dennison Corp. $6,330 Chemicals 25,000 Glendale
Mattel, Inc. $6,024 Toy Manufacturing 31,000 El Segundo
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. $5,979 Precious Metals 55 Santa Monica
Tutor Perini Corp. $4,492 Construction Engineering 10,900 Sylmar
Activision Blizzard, Inc. $4,408 Computer Software 6,800 Santa Monica
Company Sales 2014
($million)
Industry Employees Corporate HQ
Unified Grocers, Inc. $3,771 Food & Grocery Wholesale 2,600 Commerce
Smart & Final $3,534 Food & Drug Stores 9,400 Commerce
Oaktree Capital Management, Inc. $3,272 Securities 900 Los Angeles
Mercury General Corp. $3,012 Insurance 4,400 Los Angeles
The Ryland Group, Inc.** $2,615 Homebuilders 1,500 Westlake Village
Tetra Tech, Inc. $2,484 Construction Engineering 14,000 Pasadena
Guess?, Inc. $2,418 Apparel 13,700 Los Angeles
KB Home $2,401 Homebuilders 1,600 Los Angeles
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. $2,387 Apparel 5,400 Manhattan Beach
Public Storage $2,195 Storage Facilities 5,300 Glendale

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* DirecTV was approved for merger into AT&T Inc. in July 2015 and became its fully-owned subsidiary.
** Ryland Group was renamed CalAtlantic Homes after a 2015 merger with Standard Pacific Homes.

Source: Fortune Magazine


In June 2015, Ryland Homes and Standard Pacific Homes announced they were merging. The merged companies, to be known as CalAtlantic Homes, is expected to be the fourth largest home builder in the nation.


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.