Cheetah Mobile Inc. (CMCM) and Elastic N.V. (NYSE:ESTC) Com…

Both Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM) and Elastic N.V. (NYSE:ESTC) are Application Software companies, competing one another. We will compare their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cheetah Mobile Inc. N/A 0.00 N/A 1.51 4.52
Elastic N.V. 211.47M 26.42 80.85M -1.15 0.00

In table 1 we can see Cheetah Mobile Inc. and Elastic N.V.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 shows us the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 0.00% 32.7% 20.2%
Elastic N.V. -38.23% 0% 0%


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Cheetah Mobile Inc. are 3 and 3. Competitively, Elastic N.V. has 1 and 1 for Current and Quick Ratio. Cheetah Mobile Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Elastic N.V.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Cheetah Mobile Inc. and Elastic N.V. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 21.5% and 25.2%. 16.14% are Cheetah Mobile Inc.’s share owned by insiders. Comparatively, Elastic N.V. has 22.7% of it’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we show the Week, Month, Quarter, Half Year, Year and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

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%
Elastic N.V. 2.07% 1.01% 0% 0% 0% 4.19%

For the past year Cheetah Mobile Inc. has -43.54% weaker performance while Elastic N.V. has 4.19% stronger performance.


Cheetah Mobile Inc. beats Elastic N.V. on 7 of the 10 factors.

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.

Elastic N.V. develops and delivers technology that enables users to search structured and unstructured data for a range of consumer and enterprise applications. It primarily provides Elastic Stack, a set of software products that ingest and store data from various sources and formats, as well as performs search, analysis, and visualization. Its Elastic Stack comprises products, such as Elasticsearch, a distributed, real-time search and analytics engine, and data store for various types of data, including textual, numerical, geospatial, structured, and unstructured; Kibana, a user interface, management, and configuration interface for the Elastic Stack; Beats, a single-purpose data shippers for sending data from edge machines to Elasticsearch or Logstash; and Logstash, a data processing pipeline for ingesting data into Elasticsearch or other storage systems. The company also offers software solutions on the Elastic Stack that address cases, including app search, site search, enterprise search, logging, metrics, application performance monitoring, business analytics, and security analytics. Its products are used by individual developers and organizations of a range of industries. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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