StoneCo Ltd. (NASDAQ:STNE) and Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM) are two firms in the Application Software that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
StoneCo Ltd. N/A 0.00 N/A 0.19 170.21
Cheetah Mobile Inc. N/A 0.00 N/A 1.55 4.78

Table 1 showcases the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of StoneCo Ltd. and Cheetah Mobile Inc. The company that is presently more expensive of the two stocks is the one that has a higher P/E ratio. StoneCo Ltd.’s shares have been trading at higher P/E ratio which means it is presently more expensive than Cheetah Mobile Inc.

Profitability

Table 2 shows StoneCo Ltd. and Cheetah Mobile Inc.’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
StoneCo Ltd. 0.00% 0% 0%
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 0.00% 32.7% 20.2%

Liquidity

StoneCo Ltd.’s Current Ratio is 1.4 while its Quick Ratio is 1.4. 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 StoneCo Ltd.

Analyst Recommendations

StoneCo Ltd. and Cheetah Mobile Inc. Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
StoneCo Ltd. 1 0 1 2.50
Cheetah Mobile Inc. 1 0 0 1.00

StoneCo Ltd.’s upside potential is 18.19% at a $31 average price target. Competitively Cheetah Mobile Inc. has a consensus price target of $5.8, with potential upside of 39.76%. The data from earlier shows that analysts belief suggest that Cheetah Mobile Inc. seems more appealing than StoneCo Ltd.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both StoneCo Ltd. and Cheetah Mobile Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 80.7% and 21.6% respectively. 25.18% are StoneCo Ltd.’s share held by insiders. Comparatively, Cheetah Mobile Inc. has 16.14% of it’s share held by insiders.

Performance

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)
StoneCo Ltd. 9.03% 44.67% 33.17% 0% 0% 73.54%
Cheetah Mobile Inc. -1.46% 9.75% 11.9% -28.56% -48.11% 21.6%

For the past year StoneCo Ltd.’s stock price has bigger growth than Cheetah Mobile Inc.

Summary

On 5 of the 9 factors Cheetah Mobile Inc. beats StoneCo Ltd.

StoneCo Ltd. provides financial technology solutions that empower merchants and integrated partners to conduct electronic commerce across in-store, online, and mobile channels in Brazil. It distributes its solutions, principally through proprietary Stone Hubs, which offer hyper-local sales and services; and technology and solutions to digital merchants through sales and technical personnel and software vendors. As of June 30, 2018, the company served approximately 200,000 clients, which included digital, and brick-and-mortar merchants, primarily small-and-medium-sized businesses; and 95 integrated partners, such as global payment service providers, digital marketplaces, and integrated software vendors. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

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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