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Cheetah Mobile Inc is a software—application business based in the US. Cheetah Mobile shares (CMCM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cheetah Mobile employs 2,209 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$268.9 million.

How to buy shares in Cheetah Mobile

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Cheetah Mobile. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CMCM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Cheetah Mobile reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$1.94, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Cheetah Mobile, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cheetah Mobile. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Cheetah Mobile share price

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Cheetah Mobile shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$1.94
52-week range USD$1.64 - USD$4.45
50-day moving average USD$1.9626
200-day moving average USD$2.2427
Wall St. target price USD$2.53
PE ratio 3.3636
Dividend yield N/A (25%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.535

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Is it a good time to buy Cheetah Mobile stock?

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Cheetah Mobile price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.94 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -3.00%
1 month (2020-11-06) 1.94
3 months (2020-09-04) -2.51%
6 months (2020-06-05) -36.81%
1 year (2019-12-05) -41.57%
2 years (2018-12-04) -68.71%
3 years (2017-12-05) -83.97%
5 years (2015-12-04) -88.95%

Is Cheetah Mobile under- or over-valued?

Valuing Cheetah Mobile stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cheetah Mobile's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Cheetah Mobile's P/E ratio

Cheetah Mobile's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, Cheetah Mobile shares trade at around 3x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Cheetah Mobile's PEG ratio

Cheetah Mobile's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 18.25. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Cheetah Mobile's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cheetah Mobile financials

Gross profit TTM USD$2.3 billion
Return on assets TTM -6.41%
Return on equity TTM -6.78%
Profit margin -11.43%
Book value $5.335
Market capitalisation USD$268.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cheetah Mobile shares

There are currently 1.3 million Cheetah Mobile shares held short by investors – that's known as Cheetah Mobile's "short interest". This figure is 0.8% up from 1.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cheetah Mobile shares can be evaluated.

Cheetah Mobile's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cheetah Mobile's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cheetah Mobile shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cheetah Mobile shares traded daily (recently around 230900.18281536). Cheetah Mobile's SIR currently stands at 5.47. In other words for every 100,000 Cheetah Mobile shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5470 shares are currently held short.

However Cheetah Mobile's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cheetah Mobile shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cheetah Mobile shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cheetah Mobile's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cheetah Mobile shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cheetah Mobile shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Cheetah Mobile.

Find out more about how you can short Cheetah Mobile stock.

Cheetah Mobile share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 80.45% of net profits

Recently Cheetah Mobile has paid out, on average, around 80.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cheetah Mobile shareholders could enjoy a 25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cheetah Mobile's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.

Cheetah Mobile's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Cheetah Mobile's most recent dividend payout was on 9 July 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 June 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Cheetah Mobile share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cheetah Mobile's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.64 up to $4.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CMCM.US volatility(beta: 1.52)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Cheetah Mobile's is 1.5201. This would suggest that Cheetah Mobile's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Cheetah Mobile overview

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, 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,, Tap Tap Fish, Tap Tap Dash, and Bricks n Balls; and Cheetah Voicepod, an AI-based smart speaker; Cheetah Translator, a portable hand-held voice translation device; and Cheetah GreetBot, a reception robot. Additionally, the company offers mobile advertising publisher services; personal start page that aggregates online resources and provides users access to their online destinations; and cloud-based data analytics engines. 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, the People's Republic of China.

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