Xunlei (NASDAQ:XNET) & Kingsoft Cloud (NASDAQ:KC) Head to Head Analysis

Xunlei (NASDAQ:XNET) and Kingsoft Cloud (NASDAQ:KC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Xunlei and Kingsoft Cloud’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Xunlei $186.37 million 1.41 -$13.84 million N/A N/A
Kingsoft Cloud $1.01 billion 6.55 -$147.47 million ($0.90) -32.87

Xunlei has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Kingsoft Cloud.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Xunlei and Kingsoft Cloud, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xunlei 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kingsoft Cloud 0 0 3 0 3.00

Kingsoft Cloud has a consensus target price of $60.00, indicating a potential upside of 102.84%. Given Kingsoft Cloud’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kingsoft Cloud is more favorable than Xunlei.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

13.3% of Xunlei shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.9% of Kingsoft Cloud shares are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Xunlei shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Xunlei has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kingsoft Cloud has a beta of 1.74, meaning that its stock price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Xunlei and Kingsoft Cloud’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xunlei -0.83% -0.56% -0.39%
Kingsoft Cloud -14.33% -12.59% -8.66%


Kingsoft Cloud beats Xunlei on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Xunlei

Xunlei Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates an Internet platform for digital media content in the People's Republic of China. The company's platform is based on cloud technology that enables users to access, manage, and consume digital media content. It offers Xunlei Accelerator, which enables users to accelerate digital transmission over the internet; mobile acceleration plug-in, which provides mobile device users with benefits of download speed acceleration and download success rate improvements; and cloud acceleration subscription services that offer users premium services through various products, such as Green Channel. The company also provides Mobile Xunlei, a mobile application that allows users to search, download, and consume digital media content; Xunlei Media Player, which supports online and offline play of digital media content, as well as simultaneous play of digital media content while it is being transmitted by Xunlei Accelerator; online games through online game website and mobile app; live video streaming and online advertising services; and cloud computing and other internet value-added services. The company was formerly known as Giganology Limited and changed its name to Xunlei Limited in January 2011. Xunlei Limited was founded in 2003 and is based in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

About Kingsoft Cloud

Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited provides cloud services to businesses and organizations in China. The company offers public cloud services to customers in various verticals, including game, video, AI, e-commerce, education, and mobile internet; enterprise cloud services to customers in financial service, public service, and healthcare business, and others. It also provides IoTÂ-smart living solutions. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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