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Leading California Companies 1987 : A Roster Of The State's Largest Industrial, Financial, Merchandising, Transportation And Utitlity Firms : Los Angeles-based Companies

June 07, 1987|Compilation and analysis for the 1987 roster were provided by Maureen Perry and Cynthia Sosin of the Los Angeles Times marketing research department

More than half of California's top companies are headquartered in Los Angeles and Orange counties. These companies are listed in all categories in the 1987 Roster: industrials; financial institutions, including banks, savings and loans and holding companies; insurance, including life and fire and casualty; merchandising firms; transportation firms; and utilities. They employ over 446,300 persons in California and 1.3 million persons worldwide.

The Los Angeles area is headquarters for 60% of the leading industrial firms. Sales figures for these top industrial firms total $109.56 billion. They employ 286,770 persons in the state and 978,210 worldwide.

Additional information on each company can be found in the Roster.

No. of Revenues Employees Industrial Firms Headquarters (millions) California Occidental Petroleum Corp. Los Angeles $15,344.1 900 Atlantic Richfield Co. Los Angeles 14,993.3 5,900 Lockheed Corp. Calabasas 10,273.0 52,900 Unocal Corp. Los Angeles 8,130.0 6,620 Northrop Corp. Los Angeles 5,608.4 35,300 Fluor Corp. Irvine 4,660.3 2,300 Litton Industries Inc. Beverly Hills 4,521.0 10,460 National Medical Enterprises Inc. Los Angeles 3,943.3 16,770 American Medical International Inc. Beverly Hills 3,468.2 8,380 Teledyne Inc. Los Angeles 3,241.4 13,000 Bergen Brunswig Corp. Orange 3,065.5 1,920 The Times Mirror Co. Los Angeles 2,948.1 11,470 Disney (Walt) Co, The Burbank 2,722.2 9,200 MCA INC. Universal City 2,441.4 6,380 Beverly Enterprises Pasadena 2,019.3 13,000 Castle & Cooke Inc. Los Angeles 1,737.9 5,600 Kaufman and Broad Inc. Los Angeles 1,137.7 600 Avery Pasadena 1,131.2 2,750 Rykoff-Sexton Inc. Los Angeles 1,081.5 2,000 Mattel Inc. Hawthorne 1,058.7 2,600 Computer Sciences Corp. El Segundo 977.7 4,000 Maxicare Health Plans Inc. Los Angeles 914.4 1,200 Tosco Corp. Santa Monica 780.3 890 Hilton Hotels Corp. Beverly Hills 740.4 6,200 Caesars World Inc. Los Angeles 694.4 50 Collins Foods International Inc. Los Angeles 653.2 5,700 CalMat Co. Los Angeles 619.0 2,670 Lorimar Telepictures Corp. Culver City 9-months 542.8 2,750 Summit Health Ltd. Los Angeles 508.9 6,000 Kaufman and Broad Home Corp. Los Angeles 491.2 360 First City Industries Inc. Beverly Hills 474.3 530 Ducommun Inc. Cypress 455.2 1,800 AFG Industries Orange 452.0 15 Smith International Inc. Newport Beach 415.2 830 Whittaker Corp. Los Angeles 399.1 2,000 Nu-Med Inc. Encino 374.3 2,500 MGM/UA Communications Co. Beverly Hills 355.4 750 Dataproducts Corp. Woodland Hills 350.8 1,200 Standard Brands Paint Co. Torrance 326.6 2,780 Ameron Inc. Monterey Park 314.7 1,250 Standard-Pacific Corp. Costa Mesa 310.6 230 Wyle Laboratories El Segundo 307.0 900 Wynn's International Inc. Fullerton 306.1 210 Western Digital Corp. Irvine 300.3 1,490 Bell Industries Inc. Los Angeles 300.2 1,100 MAI Basic Four Inc. Tustin 287.9 1,050 Earle M. Jorgensen Co. Lynwood 285.2 460 Marshall Industries Inc. El Monte 276.1 370 Care Enterprises Laguna Hills 264.8 7,640 Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corp. Los Angeles 251.6 500 National Education Corp. Irvine 247.3 n.a. Tandon Corp. Chatsworth 242.8 650 Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc. Anaheim 9-months 240.8 10,500 Anthony Industries Inc. Commerce 231.8 120 Community Psychatric Centers Santa Ana 231.4 1,610 Cardis Corp. Beverly Hills est. 228.0 2,800 Sizzler Restaurants International Los Angeles 221.7 3,400 Aaron Spelling Productions Inc. W. Hollywood 221.5 800 Micro D Inc. Santa Ana 221.4 230 International Technology Corp. Torrance 215.8 1,370 Merchandising Firms The Wickes Cos., Inc. Santa Monica $4,770.0 n.a. Carter Hawley Hale Stores Inc. Los Angeles 4,089.8 28,600 The Federated Group Inc. Commerce 416.1 1,750 Arden Group Inc. Compton 398.8 2,230 Transportation Firms Tiger International Inc. Los Angeles $1,110.9 2,340 Transcon Inc. El Segundo 343.4 500 Utility Firms Pacific Lighting Corp. Los Angeles $5,346.8 23,990 Southern California Edison Co. Rosemead 5,311.7 16,640 Southern California Water Co. Los Angeles 73.7 370

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