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The Times 100: The Best Performing Companies in California

Wall Street's Forlorn

May 07, 1996

Companies with the lowest ratio of stock market value to sales.

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Rank Company 4/19/96 1995 Revenue Price/ Market value ($ millions) Sales Ratio ($ millions) 1 Merisel, Inc. 76.5 5,957.0 0.01 2 House of Fabrics, Inc. 4.7 338.9 0.01 3 Hamburger Hamlet Rest. 2.1 64.2 0.03 4 Clothestime, Inc., The 10.6 308.2 0.04 5 AmeriQuest Technologies 22.7 445.8 0.04 6 DEP Corporation 2.7 122.1 0.05 7 Exstar Financial Corp. 2.7 50.5 0.05 8 Three D Departments, Inc. 1.6 49.5 0.07 9 AST Research, Inc. 212.3 2,348.5 0.08 10 Barry's Jewelers, Inc. 11.9 139.9 0.09 11 Sport Chalet, Inc. 11.4 133.3 0.09 12 Kenetech Corporation 32.6 365.2 0.09 13 L.A. Gear, Inc. 63.1 305.8 0.09 14 Smith Environmental Tech. 18.3 192.9 0.09 15 INCO Homes Corporation 7.1 71.3 0.10 16 OroAmerica 28.1 213.4 0.10 17 Cinergi Pictures Enter. 21.3 192.9 0.10 18 Computer Marketplace 3 29.9 0.10 19 For Better Living 8.3 81.5 0.10 20 Huntway Partners, L.P. 8.7 83.1 0.10 21 Live Entertainment Inc. 15.4 140.1 0.11 22 Crown Vantage Inc. 127.1 1,076.5 0.11 23 Grubb & Ellis Co. 22.2 189.7 0.12 24 Bergen Brunswig Corp. 1,029.1 8,841.1 0.12 25 KIT Manufacturing Co. 13.2 97.6 0.14

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