BCE:CA:TSX-BCE Inc

COMMON STOCK | Telecom Services | TSX

Last Closing Price

CAD 63.56

Change

+0.61 (+0.97)%

Market Cap

CAD 57.21B

Volume

3.31M

Average Target Price

CAD 62.42 (-1.80%)
Average Analyst Rating

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About

BCE Inc., a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television (TV) services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. It operates in three segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data communications products and services, including 40 live and on-demand channels on smartphones and tablets; roaming services; push-to-talk, field service management, worker safety, and mobility management solutions; and asset management, smart buildings, smart cities, fleet management, and other Internet of Things services. It also provides various 4G LTE and LTE-A smartphones and tablets, mobile Internet hubs and sticks, and mobile Wi-Fi devices, as well as smartwatches, Bell connected cars, trackers, smart homes, lifestyle products, and virtual reality products. The Bell Wireline segment provides data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television; and local telephone, long distance, and other communications services and products. It also provides home security, monitoring, and automation services; and satellite TV and connectivity services. In addition, this segment offers local exchange carrier and telecommunications services; sells wireline-related products; and buys and sells local telephone, long distance, data, and other services from or to resellers, and other carriers. The Bell Media segment provides conventional TV, specialty TV, pay TV, and streaming services; and digital media, radio broadcasting, out-of-home advertising services, sports and other event production, and broadcasting services. It owns and operates approximately 30 conventional TV stations; 33 specialty and Pay TV channels; 3 direct-to-consumer streaming services; 109 licensed radio stations; and 200 Websites and approximately 30 apps. The company was formerly known as Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. BCE Inc. was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada.

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Largest Industry Peers for Telecom Services

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
BCE-PG:CA BCE Inc

N/A

CAD 55.65B 4.38 4.81
BCE-PZ:CA BCE Inc

N/A

CAD 55.56B 4.62 4.88
BCE-PT:CA BCE Inc

+0.07 (+0.49%)

CAD 55.42B 4.37 4.81
BCE-PF:CA BCE Inc

+0.01 (+0.07%)

CAD 55.40B 4.52 4.84
BCE-PD:CA BCE Inc

+0.02 (+0.13%)

CAD 54.55B 4.58 4.88
BCE-PK:CA BCE Inc

-0.12 (-0.90%)

CAD 54.30B 4.09 4.71
BCE-PJ:CA BCE Inc

-0.06 (-0.40%)

CAD 54.30B 4.57 4.87
BCE-PB:CA BCE Inc

N/A

CAD 54.30B 4.58 4.88
BCE-PH:CA BCE Inc

-0.04 (-0.27%)

CAD 54.26B 4.55 4.87
BCE-PC:CA BCE Inc

+0.08 (+0.50%)

CAD 54.06B 4.88 4.96

ETFs Containing BCE:CA

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
DXC:CA Dynamic iShares Active Ca.. 7.93 % 0.86 %

+0.12 (+0.50%)

CAD 0.03B
PDC:CA Invesco Canadian Dividend.. 7.82 % 0.55 %

+0.14 (+0.50%)

CAD 0.65B
XEN:CA iShares Jantzi Social Ind.. 6.70 % 0.55 %

+0.14 (+0.53%)

CAD 0.14B
DFC:CA Desjardins Canada Multifa.. 5.41 % 0.59 %

N/A

CAD 0.05B
XDV:CA iShares Canadian Select D.. 5.41 % 0.55 %

+0.15 (+0.60%)

CAD 1.32B
XCV:CA iShares Canadian Value In.. 5.29 % 0.55 %

N/A

CAD 0.05B
ZWU:CA BMO Covered Call Utilitie.. 5.26 % 0.71 %

+0.03 (+0.22%)

CAD 0.84B
XEI:CA iShares S&P/TSX Compo.. 5.20 % 0.22 %

+0.05 (+0.23%)

CAD 0.62B
QXM:CA CI First Asset Morningsta.. 4.89 % 0.58 %

+0.14 (+0.65%)

CAD 0.07B
FCCL:CA Fidelity Canadian Low Vol.. 4.18 % 0.00 %

+0.20 (+0.71%)

CAD 0.01B
ZWC:CA BMO CA High Dividend Cove.. 3.99 % 0.72 %

+0.06 (+0.31%)

CAD 0.48B
QCE:CA Mackenzie Canadian Large .. 3.21 % 0.06 %

+1.38 (+1.35%)

CAD 0.07B
XIU:CA iShares S&P/TSX 60 In.. 3.15 % 0.18 %

+0.14 (+0.56%)

CAD 8.39B
XMV:CA iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol.. 3.01 % 0.33 %

+0.24 (+0.75%)

CAD 0.10B
RCE:CA RBC Quant Canadian Equity.. 2.63 % 0.43 %

N/A

CAD 0.01B
QCN:CA Mackenzie Canadian Equity.. 2.55 % 0.06 %

N/A

CAD 0.03B
RWC:CA CI First Asset MSCI Canad.. 2.54 % 0.68 %

+0.19 (+1.54%)

CAD 7.96M
MKC:CA Mackenzie Maximum Diversi.. 2.52 % 0.59 %

+0.01 (+0.04%)

CAD 0.31B
TTP:CA TD Canadian Equity Index .. 2.48 % 0.07 %

N/A

CAD 0.02B
XIC:CA iShares Core S&P/TSX .. 2.45 % 0.06 %

+0.14 (+0.52%)

CAD 5.20B
TLV:CA Invesco S&P/TSX Compo.. 2.43 % 0.34 %

+0.27 (+0.91%)

CAD 0.37B
RWW:CA CI First Asset MSCI World.. 0.79 % 0.66 %

N/A

CAD 0.07B
FCCD:CA Fidelity Canadian High Di.. 0.00 % 0.00 %

+0.10 (+0.38%)

CAD 0.09B
QXM.A:CA 0.00 % 1.39 %

N/A

N/A
FLCD:CA Franklin FTSE Canada All .. 0.00 % 0.00 %

N/A

CAD 0.27B
ZCAN SPDR Solactive Canada ETF 0.00 % 0.30 %

+0.32 (+0.52%)

USD 0.02B
CIZ VictoryShares Developed E.. 0.00 % 0.45 %

+0.06 (+0.19%)

USD 0.11B
DXM 0.00 % 1.50 %

N/A

N/A
WXM.A:CA 0.00 % 1.49 %

N/A

N/A
FLRM:CA Franklin Liberty Risk Man.. 0.00 % 0.33 %

N/A

CAD 0.01B
CIL VictoryShares Internation.. 0.00 % 0.45 %

+0.12 (+0.31%)

USD 0.04B
ZCN:CA BMO S&P/TSX Capped Co.. 0.00 % 0.05 %

+0.12 (+0.53%)

CAD 4.07B

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Telecom Services)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 17.86% 73% C 73% C
Dividend Return 4.41% 100% A+ 91% A-
Total Return 22.27% 73% C 79% C+
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 20.84% 73% C 87% B+
Dividend Return 5.96% 100% A+ 90% A-
Total Return 26.79% 73% C 89% B+
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 32.61% 30% F 74% C
Dividend Return 29.58% 100% A+ 86% B
Total Return 62.19% 30% F 81% B-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 2.48% 27% F 55% F
Dividend Return 4.96% 100% A+ 85% B
Total Return 7.43% 36% F 67% D+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 8.88% 91% A- 68% D+
Risk Adjusted Return 83.73% 55% F 84% B
Market Capitalization 57.21B 100% A+ 98% 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
(Telecom Services)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 19.56 5% F 34% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.55 27% F 19% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 7.75 27% F 49% F
EV/EBITDA 9.64 14% F 33% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 15.14% 43% F 87% B+
Return on Invested Capital 13.11% 86% B 87% B+
Return on Assets 5.95% 77% C+ 85% B
Debt to Equity Ratio 110.82% 82% B- 24% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 22.00 18% F 4% F
Short Percent 320.00% 40% F 63% D
Beta 0.54 27% F 58% 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.

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.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it 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.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What to not like:
Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

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.

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.