This is therefore a contrasting of the profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership in Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM) and Luxoft Holding Inc. (NYSE:LXFT). The two are both Application Software companies that compete with one another.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 6 0.00 N/A 1.54 3.82
Luxoft Holding Inc. 56 2.21 N/A 1.23 47.02

Table 1 showcases the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Cheetah Mobile Inc. and Luxoft Holding Inc. Luxoft Holding Inc. seems to has lower earnings, but higher revenue compared to Cheetah Mobile Inc. The company with a lower price-to-earnings ratio is presently more affordable of the two stocks. Cheetah Mobile Inc.’s current price-to-earnings ratio is lower than that of Luxoft Holding Inc., which means that it is the affordable of the two.


Table 2 provides Cheetah Mobile Inc. and Luxoft Holding Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 0.00% 0% 0%
Luxoft Holding Inc. 0.00% 8.6% 6.8%

Risk & Volatility

Cheetah Mobile Inc. is 130.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 because the company has a beta of 2.3. Luxoft Holding Inc. on the other hand, has 2.33 beta which makes it 133.00% more volatile compared to Standard & Poor’s 500.


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Cheetah Mobile Inc. are 3 and 3 respectively. Its competitor Luxoft Holding Inc.’s Current Ratio is 3.8 and its Quick Ratio is 3.7. Luxoft Holding Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Cheetah Mobile Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

Ratings and Recommendations for Cheetah Mobile Inc. and Luxoft Holding Inc. can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 1 0 0 1.00
Luxoft Holding Inc. 0 2 0 2.00

Cheetah Mobile Inc. has a 57.18% upside potential and a consensus target price of $5.8. Competitively the average target price of Luxoft Holding Inc. is $59, which is potential 0.02% upside. Based on the results delivered earlier, Cheetah Mobile Inc. is looking more favorable than Luxoft Holding Inc., analysts view.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both Cheetah Mobile Inc. and Luxoft Holding Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 22.7% and 0% respectively. 16.14% are Cheetah Mobile Inc.’s share held by insiders. Competitively, 5.33% are Luxoft Holding Inc.’s share held by insiders.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 0% -5.93% -16.86% -35.21% -51.45% -3.93%
Luxoft Holding Inc. -1.54% -1.99% -0.98% 36.27% 36.82% 89.35%

For the past year Cheetah Mobile Inc. had bearish trend while Luxoft Holding Inc. had bullish trend.


On 10 of the 12 factors Luxoft Holding Inc. beats 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.

Luxoft Holding, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides software development services and IT solutions to multinational corporations primarily in Europe and the United States. It offers application software development, software architecture design, performance engineering, optimization and testing, process consulting, and software quality assurance services; functional specification and mock-up, product design, engineering, automated testing, maintenance, support, and performance engineering services; and IT strategy, software engineering process, and data security consulting services. The companyÂ’s products and platforms include Teora, a suite of developer tools designed to enable automotive human machine interface (HMI) developers build the logic of their user interface; Populus, a tool chain for HMI design and development, and the deployment of automotive user interfaces for distributed embedded systems; and AllView, a user-experience demonstrator that links instrument cluster, head unit, head-up display, and mobile devices. It serves financial services, automotive and transport, travel and aviation, technology, telecom, healthcare and pharmaceutical, energy, and other industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.

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