BCE:CA:TSX-BCE Inc.

EQUITY | Communication Services | Toronto Stock Exchange

Last Closing Price

CAD 60.87

Change

-0.01 (-0.02)%

Market Cap

CAD 54.71B

Volume

1.01M

Average Target Price

CAD 61.22 (+0.58%)
Average Analyst Rating

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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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ETFs Containing BCE:CA

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
PDC:CA Invesco Canadian Dividend.. 7.86 % 0.55 %

+0.11 (+0.40%)

CAD 0.67B
XEN:CA iShares Jantzi Social Ind.. 6.19 % 0.55 %

+0.20 (+0.79%)

CAD 0.14B
ZWU:CA BMO Covered Call Utilitie.. 5.51 % 0.71 %

+0.04 (+0.29%)

CAD 0.83B
FCCD:CA Fidelity Canadian High Di.. 5.19 % 0.00 %

+0.08 (+0.31%)

CAD 0.09B
QXM.A:CA First Asset Morningstar N.. 5.08 % 1.39 %

N/A

CAD 1.40M
QXM:CA CI First Asset Morningsta.. 5.03 % 0.58 %

+0.04 (+0.19%)

CAD 0.07B
XDV:CA iShares Canadian Select D.. 5.01 % 0.55 %

+0.04 (+0.16%)

CAD 1.35B
XEI:CA iShares S&P/TSX Composite.. 4.97 % 0.22 %

N/A

CAD 0.58B
XCV:CA iShares Canadian Value In.. 4.76 % 0.55 %

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CAD 0.05B
DFC:CA Desjardins Canada Multifa.. 4.38 % 0.59 %

N/A

CAD 0.05B
FCCL:CA Fidelity Canadian Low Vol.. 4.24 % 0.00 %

N/A

CAD 9.46M
ZWC:CA BMO Canadian High Dividen.. 3.97 % 0.72 %

+0.12 (+0.63%)

CAD 0.47B
DXM.A:CA First Asset Morningstar C.. 3.53 % 1.50 %

N/A

CAD 3.84M
HUTL:CA Harvest Equal Weight Glob.. 3.46 % 0.00 %

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N/A

CAD 4.27M
ZDV:CA BMO Canadian Dividend ETF 3.36 % 0.38 %

+0.07 (+0.41%)

CAD 0.45B
FLRM:CA Franklin Liberty Risk Man.. 3.19 % 0.33 %

+0.07 (+0.33%)

CAD 0.01B
QCE:CA Mackenzie Canadian Large .. 3.01 % 0.06 %

N/A

CAD 0.07B
MKC:CA Mackenzie Maximum Diversi.. 2.96 % 0.67 %

N/A

CAD 0.30B
XIU:CA iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index .. 2.96 % 0.18 %

-0.09 (-0.35%)

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XMV:CA iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol.. 2.94 % 0.33 %

+0.23 (+0.75%)

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FLCD:CA Franklin FTSE Canada All .. 2.30 % 0.00 %

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CAD 0.31B
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USD 0.03B
DWX SPDR S&P International Di.. 1.79 % 0.45 %

+0.41 (+1.08%)

USD 0.83B
CID VictoryShares Internation.. 1.67 % 0.45 %

+0.38 (+1.21%)

USD 0.04B
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+0.30 (+0.87%)

CAD 0.43B
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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 12.87% 89% B+ 77% C+
Dividend Return 1.47% 76% C 56% F
Total Return 14.34% 89% B+ 78% C+
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 11.42% 80% B- 88% B+
Dividend Return 5.60% 100% A+ 84% B
Total Return 17.02% 80% B- 90% A-
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 21.50% 74% C 75% C
Dividend Return 27.60% 100% A+ 84% B
Total Return 49.10% 74% C 80% B-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 2.21% 71% C- 61% D-
Dividend Return 7.12% 74% C 71% C-
Total Return 4.91% 79% C+ 78% C+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 8.50% 97% A+ 65% D
Risk Adjusted Return 83.77% 86% B 84% B
Market Capitalization 50.20B 100% A+ 100% A+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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 19.64 12% F 19% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.25 15% F 15% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 1.86 15% F 31% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 16.28 18% F 19% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 14.36% 15% F 80% B-
Return on Invested Capital 13.72% 36% F 80% B-
Return on Assets 5.14% 27% F 79% C+
Debt to Equity Ratio 149.25% 79% C+ 23% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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.

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 Earnings Growth

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

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.