BCE:CA:TSX-BCE Inc.

EQUITY | Communication Services | Toronto Stock Exchange

Last Closing Price

CAD 56.30

Change

+0.41 (+0.73)%

Market Cap

CAD 50.73B

Volume

1.19M

Yahoo Analyst Target

CAD 61.32 (8.92%)

STA Analyst Target

CAD 62.71 (11.39%)
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About

BCE Inc is a communications company, providing residential, business and wholesale customers with a solutions for all their communications needs. It has three business segments: Bell Wireline, Bell Wireless and Bell Media.

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Relative Performance (Total Returns)

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ETFs Containing BCE:CA

DXC:CA Dynamic iShares Active Ca.. 9.28 % 0.00 %

N/A

CAD 9.69M
PDC:CA PowerShares Canadian Divi.. 7.66 % 0.55 %

+0.25 (+0.93%)

CAD 0.30B
DFC:CA Desjardins Canada Multifa.. 6.22 % 0.00 %

+0.12 (+0.59%)

CAD 0.02B
XEN:CA iShares Jantzi Social Ind.. 5.54 % 0.55 %

+0.25 (+1.03%)

CAD 0.08B
ZWU:CA BMO Covered Call Utilitie.. 5.25 % 0.71 %

+0.16 (+1.27%)

CAD 0.66B
XDV:CA iShares Canadian Select D.. 5.09 % 0.55 %

+0.15 (+0.60%)

CAD 1.45B
QXM.A:CA First Asset Morningstar N.. 5.08 % 1.39 %

N/A

CAD 1.40M
XEI:CA iShares S&P/TSX Composite.. 4.74 % 0.22 %

+0.18 (+0.87%)

CAD 0.51B
QXM:CA First Asset Morningstar N.. 4.70 % 0.58 %

+0.11 (+0.56%)

CAD 0.07B
XCV:CA iShares Canadian Value In.. 4.40 % 0.55 %

+0.13 (+0.50%)

CAD 0.08B
ZWC:CA BMO Canadian High Dividen.. 4.27 % 0.00 %

+0.19 (+0.98%)

CAD 0.34B
DXM.A:CA First Asset Morningstar C.. 3.53 % 1.50 %

N/A

CAD 3.84M
WXM.A:CA First Asset Morningstar C.. 3.42 % 1.49 %

N/A

CAD 4.27M
RWC:CA First Asset MSCI Canada L.. 3.34 % 0.67 %

+0.06 (+0.52%)

CAD 9.94M
IXP iShares Global Telecom 3.32 % 0.48 %

+0.72 (+1.24%)

USD 0.41B
XIU:CA iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index .. 3.09 % 0.18 %

+0.20 (+0.87%)

CAD 11.02B
FLRM:CA Franklin Liberty Risk Man.. 3.03 % 0.34 %

+0.04 (+0.20%)

CAD 6.03M
QCE:CA Mackenzie Canadian Large .. 3.02 % 0.00 %

+0.29 (+0.31%)

CAD 7.63M
QCD:CA AGFiQ Enhanced Core Canad.. 3.00 % 0.00 %

+0.01 (+0.04%)

CAD 0.05B
XMV:CA iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol.. 2.85 % 0.34 %

+0.13 (+0.46%)

CAD 0.08B
TLV:CA PowerShares S&P/TSX Compo.. 2.61 % 0.34 %

+0.18 (+0.65%)

CAD 0.37B
TTP:CA TD S&P/TSX Capped Composi.. 2.54 % 0.08 %

+0.10 (+0.57%)

CAD 0.01B
QCN:CA Mackenzie Canadian Equity.. 2.39 % 0.00 %

N/A

CAD 5.69M
XIC:CA iShares Core S&P/TSX Capp.. 2.35 % 0.06 %

+0.18 (+0.73%)

CAD 4.23B
ZCN:CA BMO S&P/TSX Capped Compos.. 2.34 % 0.06 %

+0.16 (+0.76%)

CAD 3.06B
RWW:CA First Asset MSCI World Lo.. 0.83 % 0.65 %

+0.18 (+0.65%)

CAD 0.06B
RWW.B:CA First Asset MSCI World Lo.. 0.83 % 0.69 %

N/A

CAD 0.51B
IDLV PowerShares S&P Internati.. 0.70 % 0.25 %

+0.31 (+0.93%)

USD 0.61B
CIZ VictoryShares Developed E.. 0.35 % 0.45 %

+0.38 (+1.08%)

N/A
CIL VictoryShares Internation.. 0.35 % 0.45 %

+0.30 (+0.73%)

N/A
ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Si.. 0.34 % 0.30 %

+0.09 (+0.32%)

USD 5.63M

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Communication Services)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (Toronto Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -6.76% 26% F 18% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -6.76% 26% F 18% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -4.30% 17% F 32% F
Dividend Return 4.88% 90% A- 69% D+
Total Return 0.58% 17% F 38% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 23.93% 85% B 69% D+
Dividend Return 28.62% 100% A+ 84% B
Total Return 52.54% 88% B+ 74% C
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 7.21% 80% B- 70% C-
Dividend Return 12.21% 83% B 75% C
Total Return 5.00% 81% B- 79% C+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 7.09% 97% A+ 78% C+
Risk Adjusted Return 172.26% 100% A+ 97% A+
Market Capitalization 50.20B 100% A+ 100% A+

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Communication Services)
Ratio vs. Market
(Toronto Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 18.30 12% F 24% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.44 9% F 18% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 1.94 15% F 38% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 15.34 24% F 23% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 16.08% 15% F 84% B
Return on Invested Capital 14.48% 36% F 78% C+
Return on Assets 5.62% 27% F 79% C+
Debt to Equity Ratio 159.75% 81% B- 21% F

Annual Financials (CAD)

Quarterly Financials (CAD)

Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What to not like:
Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Dividend Growth

This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

BCE:CA:TSX-BCE Inc.

EQUITY | Communication Services | Toronto Stock Exchange

Last Closing Price

CAD 56.30

Change

+0.41 (+0.73)%

Market Cap

CAD 50.73B

Volume

1.19M

Yahoo Analyst Target

CAD 61.32 (8.92%)

STA Analyst Target

CAD 62.71 (11.39%)
Yahoo Analyst Rating

Verdict

STA Analyst Rating

Verdict

STA Verdict

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Values as of: 2018-02-23