We are comparing QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) and Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM) on their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation. They both are Application Software companies, competing one another.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QAD Inc. 331.06M 2.48 N/A 0.10 404.75
Cheetah Mobile Inc. N/A 0.00 N/A 1.51 4.52

Table 1 showcases the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of QAD Inc. and Cheetah Mobile Inc. The business that is more expensive between the two has a higher price-to-earnings ratio. QAD Inc. has been trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than Cheetah Mobile Inc., which means that it is at the moment the more expensive of the two companies.


Table 2 represents QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) and Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM)’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QAD Inc. 0.00% -4.4% -1.8%
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 0.00% 32.7% 20.2%

Volatility & Risk

QAD Inc. has a beta of 1.31 and its 31.00% more volatile than S&P 500. Cheetah Mobile Inc. has a 2.85 beta and it is 185.00% more volatile than S&P 500.


QAD Inc.’s Current Ratio is 1.6 while its Quick Ratio is 1.6. On the competitive side is, Cheetah Mobile Inc. which has a 3 Current Ratio and a 3 Quick Ratio. Cheetah Mobile Inc. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to QAD Inc.


The annual dividend that QAD Inc. pay is $0.29 per share with a dividend yield of 0.66%. No dividend is paid out for Cheetah Mobile Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The table shown features the ratings and recommendations for QAD Inc. and Cheetah Mobile Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
QAD Inc. 0 0 2 3.00
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

QAD Inc.’s consensus target price is $61.5, while its potential upside is 40.28%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 54.3% of QAD Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors while 21.5% of Cheetah Mobile Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders owned 2% of QAD Inc. shares. On the other hand, insiders owned about 16.14% of Cheetah Mobile Inc.’s shares.


In this table we provide 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)
QAD Inc. -3.65% -5.44% -32.49% -23.59% 8.01% 5.23%
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 7.4% -25.87% -26.43% -41.66% -40.07% -43.54%

For the past year QAD Inc. has 5.23% stronger performance while Cheetah Mobile Inc. has -43.54% weaker performance.


QAD Inc. beats on 7 of the 11 factors Cheetah Mobile Inc.

QAD Inc. provides enterprise software solutions for manufacturing companies in the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, and industrial products industries worldwide. The company offers QAD Enterprise Applications, an integrated suite of software applications, which support the core business processes. Its QAD Enterprise Applications include software solutions, such as QAD Financials to manage and control finance and accounting processes; QAD Customer Management for manufacturers to acquire new customers; QAD Manufacturing, which supports manufacturing business processes; QAD Automation Solutions that improve manufacturersÂ’ material transaction processing; QAD Demand and Supply Chain Planning that fulfills materials planning and logistics requirements; QAD Supply Chain Execution that offers tools to support inventory and warehouse management; and QAD Transportation Management to manage and optimize outside carriers for shipments. The companyÂ’s QAD Enterprise Applications also comprise suites, such as QAD Service and Support that handles service calls, manages service queues, and organizes mobile field resources; QAD Enterprise Asset Management to manage, maintain, and install capital equipment; Action Centers with Embedded Analytics; and QAD Analytics that provides data to measure performance. It also offers QAD Enterprise Quality Management that provides quality management and regulatory compliance solutions; QAD Interoperability, which integrates QAD Enterprise Applications with other non-QAD core business applications; and QAD Internationalization, which supports companies that manufacture and distribute their products worldwide. In addition, it provides customer support, product updates, maintenance, and professional services. The company markets its products through direct and indirect sales channels; and distributors and sales agents. QAD Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.

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 Live.me, 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; Duba.com 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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