Contrasting of Cheetah Mobile Inc. (CMCM) and Its Competito…

Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM) is a company in the Application Software industry and that’s how we compare it to its rivals. The comparing will be based on the risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.5% of Cheetah Mobile Inc.’s shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.59% of all Application Software’s companies shares are owned by institutional investors. On other hand Cheetah Mobile Inc. has 16.14% of its shares owned by company insiders versus an average of 8.68% insiders ownership for its rivals.


Table 1 has Cheetah Mobile Inc. and its rivals’ net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 0.00% 32.70% 20.20%
Industry Average 4.71% 49.50% 10.20%

Earnings & Valuation

In next table we are comparing Cheetah Mobile Inc. and its rivals’ top-line revenue, valuation and net income.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
Cheetah Mobile Inc. N/A N/A 4.52
Industry Average 41.49M 880.39M 161.84

The company has a lower P/E ratio which is currently more affordable in compare to its rivals.

Analyst Recommendations

Table 3 shows breakdown of recent ratings for Cheetah Mobile Inc. and its rivals.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Industry Average 1.07 2.81 3.58 2.64

As a group, Application Software companies have a potential upside of 75.77%.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Cheetah Mobile Inc. and its rivals.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 7.4% -25.87% -26.43% -41.66% -40.07% -43.54%
Industry Average 4.98% 9.32% 17.30% 22.53% 49.23% 51.89%

For the past year Cheetah Mobile Inc. has -43.54% weaker performance while Cheetah Mobile Inc.’s rivals have 51.89% stronger performance.


Cheetah Mobile Inc. has a Current Ratio of 3 and a Quick Ratio of 3. Competitively, Cheetah Mobile Inc.’s competitors Current Ratio is 2.45 and has 2.41 Quick Ratio. Cheetah Mobile Inc. has better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Cheetah Mobile Inc.’s peers.

Risk & Volatility

A beta of 2.85 shows that Cheetah Mobile Inc. is 185.00% more volatile than S&P 500. In other hand, Cheetah Mobile Inc.’s competitors have beta of 1.13 which is 12.62% more volatile than S&P 500.


Cheetah Mobile Inc. does not pay a dividend.


On 4 of the 5 factors Cheetah Mobile Inc.’s peers beat Cheetah Mobile Inc.

Cheetah Mobile Inc. operates a platform that offers mobile and personal computer (PC) applications for its users and global content promotional channels. The companyÂ’s suite of utility applications optimizes mobile and PC Internet system performance and provides real time protection against known and unknown security threats. Its mobile and PC applications for users include Clean Master, a junk file cleaning, memory boosting, and privacy protection tool for mobile devices; CM Security, an anti-virus and security application for mobile devices; Battery Doctor, a power optimization tool for mobile devices; Cheetah Browser, a safe Web browser for PCs and mobile devices; CM Browser, a mobile browser; CM Launcher, a secure launcher that offers acceleration, secure protection, and stylish wallpapers, as well as automatically organizes mobile applications based on personal behavior; Photo Grid, a photo collage application that allows users to create professional looking collages of photos through an intuitive interface for mobile devices; CM Locker, a lightweight lock screen; and Duba Anti-virus, an Internet security application for PC and mobile devices. The company also offers content-driven applications comprising, a live video streaming application; and News Republic, a global mobile news service operator, as well as various products, which include mobile advertising publishing; mobile advertising platform; personal start page that aggregates online resources and provides users access to their online destinations; Web and mobile games publishing; and cloud-based data analytics engines. It serves direct advertisers, including mobile application developers, mobile game developers, and e-commerce companies, as well as search engines. 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, China.

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