Cheetah Mobile (NYSE: CMCM) is one of 418 publicly-traded companies in the “COMPUTER SOFT/SERV” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Cheetah Mobile to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.


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This table compares Cheetah Mobile and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cheetah Mobile 27.66% 40.78% 24.22%
Cheetah Mobile Competitors -27.77% -45.47% -3.61%

Risk and Volatility

Cheetah Mobile has a beta of 3.51, suggesting that its share price is 251% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cheetah Mobile’s peers have a beta of 0.85, suggesting that their average share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.9% of Cheetah Mobile shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.3% of shares of all “COMPUTER SOFT/SERV” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.1% of shares of all “COMPUTER SOFT/SERV” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cheetah Mobile and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cheetah Mobile $764.61 million -$11.59 million 8.52
Cheetah Mobile Competitors $2.45 billion $268.32 million 11.19

Cheetah Mobile’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Cheetah Mobile. Cheetah Mobile is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Cheetah Mobile and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cheetah Mobile 1 3 0 0 1.75
Cheetah Mobile Competitors 2380 11195 22971 856 2.60

Cheetah Mobile presently has a consensus target price of $12.33, indicating a potential upside of 1.93%. As a group, “COMPUTER SOFT/SERV” companies have a potential upside of 3.92%. Given Cheetah Mobile’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cheetah Mobile has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


Cheetah Mobile peers beat Cheetah Mobile on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Cheetah Mobile Company Profile

Cheetah Mobile Inc. is a holding company. The Company and its consolidated subsidiaries, variable interest entities (VIEs) and a VIE’s subsidiary are engaged in the provision of online marketing services, Internet value-added services, and Internet security services and others. The Company operates a platform that offers mobile and personal computer (PC) applications for its users and global content promotional channels for its customers, both of which are powered by its cloud-based data analytics engines. For its users, its diversified suite of applications optimizes mobile and PC Internet system performance, and provides real time protection against known and unknown security threats. Its data analytics engines perform real time analysis of mobile applications, program files and Websites on their devices for behavior that may impair system performance or impose security risks.

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