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The Times 100: The Best Performing Companies in California

The Times 100

May 07, 1996

California companies ranked by how they fared overall on five key financial performance categories.

Rank: 1

Company: Cisco Systems Inc.

Industry: Computer networking

City: Santa Clara

Rank on Market 100: 6

Rank on Sales 100: 48

Rank on Growth 100: 53

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100: 69

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 13

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday May 8, 1996 Home Edition Business Part D Page 2 Financial Desk 2 inches; 44 words Type of Material: Correction
Times 100--The Times 100 special section Tuesday on California's best-performing companies contained several errors:
* The headquarters of Amgen was misidentified; it is in Thousand Oaks.
These corrections have been made in the Times 100 section of the The Times' World Wide Web site at http://www.latimes.com

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Rank: 2

Company: Ascend Communications

Industry: Communications equipment

City: Alameda

Rank on Market 100: 24

Rank on Sales 100:

Rank on Growth 100: 2

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100: 5

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 21

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Rank: 3

Company: Oracle Corp.

Industry: Software & programming

City: Redwood Shores

Rank on Market 100: 7

Rank on Sales 100: 32

Rank on Growth 100:

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 11

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Rank: 4

Company: C-Cube Microsystems Inc.

Industry: Digital video compression

City: Milpitas

Rank on Market 100: 85

Rank on Sales 100:

Rank on Growth 100: 9

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100: 9

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 23

*

Rank: 5

Company: Cadence Design Systems

Industry: Software & programming

City: San Jose

Rank on Market 100: 59

Rank on Sales 100:

Rank on Growth 100:

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100: 49

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 7

*

Rank: 6

Company: Applied Materials

Industry: Semiconductor equipment

City: Santa Clara

Rank on Market 100: 22

Rank on Sales 100: 36

Rank on Growth 100: 31

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 24

*

Rank: 7

Company: PeopleSoft Inc.

Industry: Software & programming

City: Pleasanton

Rank on Market 100: 54

Rank on Sales 100:

Rank on Growth 100: 26

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100: 52

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 82

*

Rank: 8

Company: 3Com Corp.

Industry: Computer networking

City: Santa Clara

Rank on Market 100: 23

Rank on Sales 100: 61

Rank on Growth 100: 75

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 18

*

Rank: 9

Company: StrataCom Inc.

Industry: Communications equipment

City: San Jose

Rank on Market 100: 50

Rank on Sales 100:

Rank on Growth 100: 48

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 42

*

Rank: 10

Company: Seagate Technology Inc.

Industry: Computer storage devices

City: Scotts Valley

Rank on Market 100: 33

Rank on Sales 100: 22

Rank on Growth 100:

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 87

*

Rank: 11

Company: Intel Corp.

Industry: Semiconductors

City: Santa Clara

Rank on Market 100: 1

Rank on Sales 100: 4

Rank on Growth 100:

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 39

*

Rank: 12

Company: Atmel Corp.

Industry: Electronic instruments & controls

City: San Jose

Rank on Market 100: 43

Rank on Sales 100:

Rank on Growth 100: 59

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 80

*

Rank: 13

Company: Maxim Integrated Products

Industry: Semiconductors

City: Sunnyvale

Rank on Market 100: 79

Rank on Sales 100:

Rank on Growth 100: 47

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 27

*

Rank: 14

Company: Sun Microsystems Inc.

Industry: Computer hardware & software

City: Mountain View

Rank on Market 100: 15

Rank on Sales 100: 19

Rank on Growth 100:

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100: 59

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 93

*

Rank: 15

Company: Charles Schwab Corp.

Industry: Investment services

City: San Francisco

Rank on Market 100: 40

Rank on Sales 100: 70

Rank on Growth 100:

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 36

*

Rank: 16

Company: Viking Office Products

Industry: Office products by catalog

City: Los Angeles

Rank on Market 100: 66

Rank on Sales 100: 96

Rank on Growth 100:

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 64

*

Rank: 17

Company: Altera Corp.

Industry: Semiconductors

City: San Jose

Rank on Market 100: 72

Rank on Sales 100:

Rank on Growth 100: 27

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 31

*

Rank: 18

Company: Electronics For Imaging

Industry: Software & programming

City: San Mateo

Rank on Market 100: 97

Rank on Sales 100:

Rank on Growth 100:

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100: 46

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 63

*

Rank: 19

Company: Bay Networks Inc.

Industry: Computer networking

City: Santa Clara

Rank on Market 100: 25

Rank on Sales 100: 63

Rank on Growth 100: 98

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 61

*

Rank: 20

Company: Aspect Telecommunications

Industry: Communications equipment

City: San Jose

Rank on Market 100:

Rank on Sales 100:

Rank on Growth 100:

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100: 53

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 59

*

Rank: 21

Company: Tenet Healthcare Corp.

Industry: Hospitals, medical services

City: Santa Moncia

Rank on Market 100: 31

Rank on Sales 100: 23

Rank on Growth 100: 23

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100:

*

Rank: 22

Company: McAfee Associates Inc.

Industry: Software & programming

City: Santa Clara

Rank on Market 100:

Rank on Sales 100:

Rank on Growth 100: 37

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100: 37

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 67

*

Rank: 23

Company: Hewlett-Packard Company

Industry: Computer hardware

City: Palo Alto

Rank on Market 100: 2

Rank on Sales 100: 2

Rank on Growth 100:

Rank on Stock Price Gain 100:

Rank on Return on Equity 100: 96

*

Rank: 24

Company: Komag Inc.

Industry: Computer hardware

City: Milpitas

Rank on Market 100: 89

Rank on Sales 100:

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