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IPO Profile

Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited (KC)

Offer Price
$23.84
Offer Size
17,840,000
3-Year Outlook
Positive
Volatility
High
First Day Turnover
84.99%

Description

We are the largest independent cloud service provider in China, according to Frost & Sullivan. We have built a comprehensive and reliable cloud platform consisting of extensive cloud infrastructure, cutting-edge cloud products and well-architected industry-specific solutions across public cloud, enterprise cloud and AIoT cloud services, based on which we have achieved a leading position in the cloud market in China. We are the third largest internet cloud service provider in China with a market share of 5.4% in terms of revenue from IaaS and PaaS public cloud services in 2019, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Cloud offers a wide variety of benefits, primarily including cost reduction, flexibility, scalability and reliability, and technology innovation, to enterprises compared with the traditional on-premise IT models. As a result of these benefits, global IT spending has seen a structural shift from traditional on-premise IT models to a cloud-based model. In 2018, China has become the second largest cloud market globally in terms of revenue, following the United States, according to Frost & Sullivan. The market size of China’s cloud services grew at a CAGR of 37.7% from 2015 to 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 28.3% from 2019 to 2024, outpacing the CAGR of 21.3% and 20.3% for the respective periods in the United States, according to Frost & Sullivan. Based on the industries and verticals of customers, China’s cloud service market could be divided into (i) services for internet enterprises, or internet cloud market, and (ii) services for traditional enterprises and public service organizations.

The market size of China’s internet cloud market was RMB53.8 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach RMB217.5 billion in 2024, while the market size of China’s cloud market for traditional enterprises and public service organizations is even larger, which was RMB108.0 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach RMB345.9 billion in 2024, according to Frost & Sullivan. In addition, based on the fee model of services, China’s cloud service market could be divided into (i) services charged based on utilization and duration, or public cloud market, and (ii) services charged on a project basis. China’s public cloud market is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. According to Frost & Sullivan, the market size of China’s public cloud market was RMB81.4 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach RMB368.1 billion in 2024, while the market size of cloud services charged on a project basis was RMB80.4 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach RMB195.2 billion in 2024.

Moreover, China’s cloud market is at an early stage with tremendous growth potentials as indicated by the lower market penetration as compared to that in the United States. Being among the existing market leaders who have built significant competitive advantages in a market that has high entry barriers, we are well positioned to capture the large and growing market opportunities brought about by the increased penetration of cloud services into traditional enterprises and public service organizations, application of 5G, AI and IoT, demand for multi-cloud and neutrality, and support by favorable government policies.

Being an independently operated company, focusing on cloud services since our inception, we are able to fully mobilize our resources into the innovation of our business models and provide high-quality services to businesses and organizations of all kind. With our full dedication to cloud business, we are able to avoid potential conflicts of interest with our customers and enhance our neutral position, which in turn gains additional trust from more and more customers. 

Investors Pre-IPO Holdings (%)
Google Ventures 30
Intel Ventures 20
Patricoff Ventures 5
Kleiner Perkins 18

Deal Highlights

Deal Tracker

Filing Date   04 May, 2020
Price Date   08 May, 2020
Offer Price $23.84
Offer Size 17M
Look Up Expiry Date   08 Nov, 2020
Earnings Release Date   Nov 1, 2018