Cheetah Mobile (NYSE:CMCM) & Mimecast (NYSE:MIME) Head to Head Contrast

Cheetah Mobile (NYSE:CMCM) and Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Cheetah Mobile and Mimecast, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cheetah Mobile 1 0 0 0 1.00
Mimecast 0 3 13 0 2.81

Cheetah Mobile presently has a consensus price target of $2.90, indicating a potential upside of 72.62%. Mimecast has a consensus price target of $53.44, indicating a potential upside of 31.20%. Given Cheetah Mobile’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cheetah Mobile is more favorable than Mimecast.

Volatility & Risk

Cheetah Mobile has a beta of 1.81, indicating that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mimecast has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cheetah Mobile and Mimecast’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cheetah Mobile -14.45% 2.08% 1.48%
Mimecast -0.52% 0.61% 0.19%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cheetah Mobile and Mimecast’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cheetah Mobile $515.34 million 0.47 -$45.10 million $0.21 8.00
Mimecast $426.96 million 5.96 -$2.20 million N/A N/A

Mimecast has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Cheetah Mobile.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.8% of Cheetah Mobile shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.1% of Mimecast shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.1% of Cheetah Mobile shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.6% of Mimecast shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cheetah Mobile beats Mimecast on 7 of the 13 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 Live.me, 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, Arrow.io, Tap Tap Fish, and Tap Tap Dash; and Cheetah Voicepod, an AI-based smart speaker. Additionally, the company offers mobile advertising platform; duba.com 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 Mimecast

Mimecast Limited, a email and data security company, provides cloud security and risk management services for corporate information and email. The company offers Mimecast Email Security services, including targeted threat protection services, such as URL Protect that addresses the threat from emails containing malicious links; Attachment Protect that reduces threat from weaponized or malware-laden attachments used in spear-phishing and other attacks; Impersonation Protect that gives protection from malware-less social engineering attacks; and Internal Email Protect, which allows customers to monitor, detect, and remediate security threats that originate from within their internal email systems. Its Mimecast Email Security services also comprise Secure Messaging for sharing sensitive information with external contacts through email; Large File Send that enables employees to create security and compliance risks when they turn to file sharing services; and Data Leak Prevention, which prevents the inadvertent or malicious loss of sensitive corporate data with advanced data leak prevention and content controls. In addition, the company offers Mimecast Mailbox Continuity, which protects email and data against the threat of downtime as a result of system failure, natural disasters, planned maintenance, system upgrades, and migrations; and Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving that offers cloud archive consolidation of inbound, outbound and internal email, files, and instant messaging in an archive, as well as incorporates legacy data from additional archives into the same searchable store. Further, it provides Service Bundles, a unified service managed from a single administration console; and Mimecast Mobile and Desktop Apps for mobile, PC, and Mac users to get self-service access to security features. The company sells its services through direct sales and channel partners. Mimecast Limited was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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