Arkansas' Largest Private Companies Through the Years

The largest Arkansas-based, Arkansas-owned private companies ranked by reported or estimated revenue (in millions) for fiscal year listed.

  
1988    
1 Riceland Foods, Stuttgart $633
2 Truman Arnold Cos., Texarkana, TX $450
3 Affiliated Foods Southwest, Little Rock $449.8
4 Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield/USAble Corp., Little Rock $361.3
5 Stephens Inc., Little Rock $350
6 Continental Ozarks Inc., Fayetteville $314
7 The Phillips Co., Bentonville $230
8 Frank Lyon Co., Little Rock $216
9 Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., Little Rock $200
10 Producers Rice Mill Inc., Stuttgart $182
     
1998    
1 Stephens Group Inc., Little Rock $900
2 Riceland Foods, Stuttgart $803.9
3 O.K. Industries Inc., Fort Smith $800
4 Affiliated Foods Southwest, Little Rock $710
5 Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Little Rock $650
6 Truman Arnold Cos., Texarkana, TX $520
7 E-Z Mart Inc., Texarkana, TX $475
8 Simmons Foods Inc., Siloam Springs $420
9 Frank Fletcher Cos., Little Rock $405
10 Baptist Health, Little Rock $402
     
2003    
1 Truman Arnold Cos., Texarkana, TX $1204.6
2 Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Little Rock $907.1
3 Stephens Group Inc., Little Rock $900
4 Riceland Foods, Stuttgart $873
5 Affiliated Foods Southwest, Little Rock $737
6 Mountaire Corp., North Little Rock $712.8
7 Frank Fletcher Cos., Little Rock $670
8 Baptist Health, Little Rock $648.7
9 O.K. Industries Inc., Fort Smith $616
10 E-Z Mart Inc., Texarkana, TX $559.7

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Source: Arkansas Business research, including self-reported revenue and estimates from various sources. Texarkana companies may be on either side of the Arkansas-Texas border.