15 DC-area companies land on Forbes ‘top’ list

WASHINGTON — A major financial services company in McLean, a giant defense contracting company in Bethesda and a D.C.-based conglomerate all landed on a new list of “America’s Top Public Companies,” released by Forbes this week.

All told, 15 D.C.-area companies landed on the list, which ranks 500 publicly traded companies based on their revenue, profit, assets and market value as March 2017. Forbes weighed all four metrics equally to help “account for nuances in the myriad ways that investors value a company,” Forbes said in a post.

Scroll through the gallery to see the full list of D.C.-area companies.

This Friday, May 11, 2012, file photo, shows a Capital One Bank office, in New York. Capital One Financial Corporation reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Capital One Financial (No. 48) Headquarters: McLean, Virginia
Employees: 45,400
Industry: Consumer Financial Services
Sales: $27.9 billion
Profits: $3.7 billion
Assets: $357 billion
Market value: $41.8 billion (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) (AP/Mark Lennihan)
Lockheed Martin (No. 51) Headquarters: Bethesda, Maryland
Employees: 126,000
Industry: Aerospace and defense
Sales: $49.9 billion
Profits: $3.8 billion
Assets: $47.8 billion
Market value: $77.6 billion (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Ben Pruchnie)
**FILE**A General Dynamics Gulfstream IV owned by Lyon Aviation undergoes an inspection at Pittsfield Municipal Airport in this April 13, 2007 file photo, in Pittsfield, Mass. Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. said Wednesday, July 25, 2007 its second-quarter earnings fell 19 percent from a year-ago period that was boosted by an asset sale, but said profits from ongoing operations rose on demand for its warships and aerospace products. (AP Photo/Nathaniel Brooks, file)
General Dynamics (No. 86) Headquarters: Falls Church, Virginia
Employees: 99,900
Industry: Aerospace & defense
Sales: $31.4 billion
Profits: $3 billion
Assets: $32.9 billion
Market value: $56.8 billion (AP Photo/Nathaniel Brooks, file) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Nathaniel Brooks)
Danaher (No. 89)
Headquarters: D.C.
Employees: 81,000
Industry: Conglomerates
Sales: $19.9 billion
Profits: $2.6 billion
Assets: $45.3 billion
Market value: $59.3 billion (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Pool)
/On July 17, Northrop Grumman celebrated the 25th anniversary of first flight of the B-2 stealth bomber with a ceremony for employees, customers and elected officials at its Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in California. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)/
Northrop Grumman (No. 106) Headquarters: Falls Church, Virginia
Employees: 65,000
Industry: Aerospace & Defense
Sales: $24.5 billion
Profits: $2.2 billion
Assets: $28 billion
Market value: $41.5 billion (AP/GLOBE NEWSWIRE)/ (Globe Newswire/Northrop Grumman Corp.)
Marriott International Inc., headquartered in Bethesda, came in 33. (AP/Rick Bowmer)
Marriott International (No. 153) Headquarters: Bethesda, Maryland
Industry: Hotels
Employees: 127,700
Sales: $17.1 billion
Profits: $780 billion
Asset: $241.1 billion
Market value: $36.1 billion (AP/Rick Bowmer) (AP/Rick Bowmer)
FILE - This Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, file photo shows the Fannie Mae headquarters in Washington. Fannie Mae will pay the U.S. Treasury a $5.5 billion dividend next month after its profit doubled in its latest quarter. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Fannie Mae (No. 163) Headquarters: DC
Employees: 7,300
Industry: Investment services
Sales: $108.3 billion
Profits: $12.3 billion
Assets: $3.29 trillion
Market value: $3 billion (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
FILE - This July 13, 2008, file photo, shows the Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Va. Freddie Mac reports financial results on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Freddie Mac (No. 180) Headquarters: McLean, Virginia
Employees: 5,462
Industry: Investment services
Sales: $63.4 billion
Profits: $7.8 billion
Assets: $2.02 trillion
Market value: $1.6 billion (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
McLean-based Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. will become known as just Hilton Inc. starting March 10. The company didn't disclose the reason for the tweak.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Hilton Worldwide Holdings (No. 229) Headquarters: McLean, Virginia
Employees: 164,000
Industry: Hotels and motels
Sales: $11.7 billion
Profits: $348 million
Assets: $26.2 billion
Market value: $19.3 billion (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) (AP/(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Rich Ross speaks on stage at Discovery Communications 2015 Winter TCA on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Discovery Communications (No. 261) Headquarters: Silver Spring, Maryland
Employees: 7,000
Industry: Broadcasting and cable
Sales: $6.5 billion
Profits: $1.2 billion
Assets: $15.8 billion
Market value: $11.4 billion (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Richard Shotwell)
LONG BEACH, CA - OCTOBER 1:  The AES Corporation 495-megawatt Alamitos natural gas-fired power station stands on October 1, 2009 in Long Beach, California. The Obama administration has announced that rather than wait for Congress to act, it has authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to move forward on enacting new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions emitted from hundreds of power plants and large industrial facilities. The move could both force lawmakers to try to reach an agreement on regulating greenhouse gases and bolster US credibility as negotiators prepare for United Nations talks in Copenhagen to produce an international agreement to combat manmade climate change in December. The proposed regulations would take effect as early as 2011.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
AES (No. 383) Headquarters: Arlington, Virginia
Employees: 21,000
Industry: Electric utilities
Sales: $13.7 billion
Profits: $-1.1 billion
Assets: $361 billion
Market value: $7.4 billion (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) (Getty Images/David McNew)
FILE - In this Wednesday June 22, 2011, file photo, a Lockheed Martin F-16 Jet fighter performs its demonstration flight at the 49th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, east of Paris. Lockheed Martin is separating its information systems and global solutions unit, combining it with the engineering company Leidos so that it can focus on its remaining aerospace and defense business, the company announced Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
Leidos (No. 446) Headquarters: Reston, Virginia
Employees: 32,000
Industry: Aerospace & Defense
Sales: $7 billion
Profits: $240 million
Assets:$9.1 billion
Market value: $7.7 billion (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File) (AP)
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This Friday, May 11, 2012, file photo, shows a Capital One Bank office, in New York. Capital One Financial Corporation reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
**FILE**A General Dynamics Gulfstream IV owned by Lyon Aviation undergoes an inspection at Pittsfield Municipal Airport in this April 13, 2007 file photo, in Pittsfield, Mass. Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. said Wednesday, July 25, 2007 its second-quarter earnings fell 19 percent from a year-ago period that was boosted by an asset sale, but said profits from ongoing operations rose on demand for its warships and aerospace products. (AP Photo/Nathaniel Brooks, file)
/On July 17, Northrop Grumman celebrated the 25th anniversary of first flight of the B-2 stealth bomber with a ceremony for employees, customers and elected officials at its Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in California. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)/
Marriott International Inc., headquartered in Bethesda, came in 33. (AP/Rick Bowmer)
FILE - This Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, file photo shows the Fannie Mae headquarters in Washington. Fannie Mae will pay the U.S. Treasury a $5.5 billion dividend next month after its profit doubled in its latest quarter. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
FILE - This July 13, 2008, file photo, shows the Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Va. Freddie Mac reports financial results on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
McLean-based Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. will become known as just Hilton Inc. starting March 10. The company didn't disclose the reason for the tweak.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Rich Ross speaks on stage at Discovery Communications 2015 Winter TCA on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
LONG BEACH, CA - OCTOBER 1:  The AES Corporation 495-megawatt Alamitos natural gas-fired power station stands on October 1, 2009 in Long Beach, California. The Obama administration has announced that rather than wait for Congress to act, it has authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to move forward on enacting new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions emitted from hundreds of power plants and large industrial facilities. The move could both force lawmakers to try to reach an agreement on regulating greenhouse gases and bolster US credibility as negotiators prepare for United Nations talks in Copenhagen to produce an international agreement to combat manmade climate change in December. The proposed regulations would take effect as early as 2011.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Wednesday June 22, 2011, file photo, a Lockheed Martin F-16 Jet fighter performs its demonstration flight at the 49th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, east of Paris. Lockheed Martin is separating its information systems and global solutions unit, combining it with the engineering company Leidos so that it can focus on its remaining aerospace and defense business, the company announced Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)


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