Analyzing Dassault Systemes (OTCMKTS:DASTY) and Cheetah Mob…

Cheetah Mobile (NYSE:CMCM) and Dassault Systemes (OTCMKTS:DASTY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.4% of Cheetah Mobile shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Dassault Systemes shares are held by institutional investors. 17.1% of Cheetah Mobile shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Cheetah Mobile and Dassault Systemes, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cheetah Mobile 1 1 1 0 2.00
Dassault Systemes 0 1 1 0 2.50

Cheetah Mobile presently has a consensus price target of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 113.11%. Given Cheetah Mobile’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cheetah Mobile is more favorable than Dassault Systemes.


This table compares Cheetah Mobile and Dassault Systemes’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cheetah Mobile 29.78% 31.36% 20.25%
Dassault Systemes 17.03% 16.60% 9.52%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cheetah Mobile and Dassault Systemes’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cheetah Mobile $764.61 million 1.15 $207.21 million N/A N/A
Dassault Systemes $3.65 billion 8.18 $587.08 million $2.72 42.06

Dassault Systemes has higher revenue and earnings than Cheetah Mobile.

Risk & Volatility

Cheetah Mobile has a beta of 2.43, suggesting that its stock price is 143% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dassault Systemes has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Dassault Systemes pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Cheetah Mobile does not pay a dividend. Dassault Systemes pays out 17.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Cheetah Mobile beats Dassault Systemes on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cheetah Mobile

Cheetah Mobile Inc. operates as a mobile Internet company worldwide. The company’s utility products include Clean Master, a junk file cleaning, memory boosting, and privacy protection tool for mobile devices; Security Master, an anti-virus and security application for mobile devices; Battery Doctor, a power optimization tool for mobile devices; Cheetah Browser, a Web browser for PCs and mobile devices; CM Browser, a mobile browser to protect users from malicious threats; and CM Launcher, which provides personalized experience in using smart phones. Its utility products also comprise Cheetah Keyboard, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled application; Photo Grid, a photo collage application for mobile devices; CM Locker, a lock screen with notifications and security; Duba Anti-virus, an Internet security application for PC and mobile devices; and SafeWallet, a mobile digital wallet. In addition, the company offers, a live video streaming application; and Cheez, an interactive short video application. Further, it provides mobile games comprising Piano Tiles 2, Rolling Sky, Dancing Line,, Tap Tap Fish, and Tap Tap Dash; and Cheetah Voicepod, an AI-based smart speaker. Additionally, the company offers mobile advertising platform; personal start page that aggregates online resources and provides users access to their online destinations; and cloud-based data analytics engines, as well as mobile advertising, and Web and mobile games publisher services. It serves direct advertisers that include mobile application developers, mobile game developers, and e-commerce companies, as well as search engines and partnering mobile advertising networks. The company was formerly known as Kingsoft Internet Software Holdings Limited and changed its name to Cheetah Mobile Inc. in March 2014. Cheetah Mobile Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

About Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systèmes SE provides software applications and services worldwide. The company offers SOLIDWORKS 3D design software for 3D and electrical design, simulation, product data management, and technical communication; CATIA, an engineering and design software for product 3D computer-aided design (CAD); GEOVIA, which models and simulates the earth; and BIOVIA that provides a scientific collaborative environment for biological formulated products and advanced materials. It also provides SIMULIA, a simulation software solution for product, nature, and life; DELMIA manufacturing operations management solutions that enable to improve visibility into, control over, and synchronization across manufacturing operations and supply chain processes; 3DVIA that provides 3D space planning solutions; and ENOVIA that offers collaborative enterprise business process applications. In addition, the company offers 3DEXCITE software, content, and sales and marketing solutions; EXALEAD that enables organizations to access, analyze, and reveal enterprise digital intellectual properties and external information; and NETVIBES dashboard, which enables enterprises to identify and manage everything on real-time personalized dashboards. Further, it provides consulting services in methodology for design, deployment, and support; and training and engineering services. The company primarily serves companies in the aerospace and defense, consumer goods and retail, consumer packaged goods and retail, financial and business services, high-tech, industrial equipment, life sciences, marine and offshore, natural resources, and transportation and mobility industries; architecture, engineering, and construction industries; and energy, process, and utility industries through direct sales force and value-added resellers. Dassault Systèmes SE was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Vélizy-Villacoublay, France.

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