BCE:CA:TSX-BCE Inc (CAD)

COMMON STOCK | Telecom Services | TSX

Last Closing Price

CAD 58.51

Change

+0.01 (+0.02)%

Market Cap

CAD 52.92B

Volume

2.05M

Average Target Price

CAD 60.79 (+3.89%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

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 through three segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data communications products and services. The Bell Wireline segment provides data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television; and local telephone, long distance, satellite TV service, and connectivity, as well as other communications services and products. This segment also 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. It owns and operates approximately 35 conventional TV stations; 27 specialty and four Pay TV channels; 3 direct-to-consumer streaming services; 109 licensed radio stations; and websites. 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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Relative Performance (Total Returns)

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Largest Industry Peers for Telecom Services

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

+0.08 (+0.43%)

CAD70.29B 6.76 N/A
BCE-PM:CA BCE Inc

+0.03 (+0.18%)

CAD67.27B 6.11 N/A
BCE-PG:CA BCE Inc

+0.07 (+0.41%)

CAD66.98B 6.21 N/A
BCE-PT:CA BCE Inc

-0.08 (-0.47%)

CAD66.04B 6.13 N/A
BCE-PK:CA BCE Inc

+0.07 (+0.44%)

CAD65.45B 5.81 N/A
BCE-PL:CA BCE Inc

N/A

CAD63.85B 5.62 N/A
BCE-PZ:CA BCE Inc

N/A

CAD63.71B 6.23 N/A
BCE-PN:CA BCE Inc

-0.10 (-0.63%)

CAD63.50B 5.80 N/A
BCE-PC:CA BCE Inc

-0.04 (-0.22%)

CAD63.44B 6.74 N/A
BCE-PH:CA BCE Inc

-0.10 (-0.59%)

CAD62.77B 6.20 N/A

ETFs Containing BCE:CA

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
CDZ:CA iShares S&P/TSX Canadian .. 0.00 % 0.60 %

+0.17 (+0.57%)

CAD0.90B
XIC:CA iShares Core S&P/TSX .. 0.00 % 0.05 %

+0.22 (+0.73%)

CAD7.94B
FCCD:CA Fidelity Canadian High Di.. 0.00 % 0.35 %

+0.21 (+0.80%)

CAD0.09B
QCN:CA Mackenzie Canadian Equity.. 0.00 % 0.04 %

+0.77 (+0.67%)

CAD0.46B
QCE:CA Mackenzie Canadian Large .. 0.00 % 0.04 %

-0.58 (-0.50%)

CAD0.09B
ZWC:CA BMO CA High Dividend Cove.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

+0.08 (+0.45%)

CAD0.91B
ZWU:CA BMO Covered Call Utilitie.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

+0.05 (+0.35%)

CAD1.09B
ZDV:CA BMO Canadian Dividend ETF 0.00 % 0.35 %

+0.06 (+0.33%)

CAD0.62B
XIU:CA iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index .. 0.00 % 0.15 %

+0.17 (+0.59%)

CAD9.65B
XEN:CA iShares Jantzi Social Ind.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

N/A

CAD0.09B
MKC:CA Mackenzie Maximum Diversi.. 0.00 % 0.45 %

+0.27 (+0.95%)

CAD0.47B
XEI:CA iShares S&P/TSX Compo.. 0.00 % 0.20 %

+0.10 (+0.45%)

CAD1.02B
XDV:CA iShares Canadian Select D.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

+0.15 (+0.54%)

CAD1.56B
XCG:CA iShares Canadian Growth I.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

+0.02 (+0.05%)

CAD0.07B
VDY:CA Vanguard FTSE Canadian Hi.. 0.00 % 0.20 %

+0.19 (+0.51%)

CAD0.94B
RWW:CA CI First Asset MSCI World.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

+0.17 (+0.55%)

CAD0.04B
RWC:CA CI First Asset MSCI Canad.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

N/A

CAD5.25M
RCD:CA RBC Quant Canadian Divide.. 0.00 % 0.39 %

+0.19 (+0.84%)

CAD0.11B
HUTL:CA Harvest Equal Weight Glob.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

+0.03 (+0.16%)

CAD0.04B

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 7.50% 23% F 49% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 7.50% 23% F 48% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 2.31% 9% F 15% F
Dividend Return 4.37% 85% B 65% D
Total Return 6.68% 9% F 18% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 0.05% 10% F 34% F
Dividend Return 24.62% 100% A+ 81% B-
Total Return 24.68% 20% F 44% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -1.03% 18% F 27% F
Dividend Return 5.16% 100% A+ 92% A-
Total Return 4.12% 59% F 53% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 10.13% 95% A 72% C-
Risk Adjusted Return 40.69% 77% C+ 60% D-
Market Capitalization 52.92B 40% F 95% A
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-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 21.20 10% F 29% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.09 50% F 32% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 6.82 83% B 54% F
EV/EBITDA 9.37 45% F 63% D
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 11.57% 10% F 80% B-
Return on Invested Capital 9.71% 93% A 83% B
Return on Assets 5.34% 27% F 86% B
Debt to Equity Ratio 113.90% 21% F 25% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 4.58 53% F 18% F
Short Percent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta 0.31 37% F 92% 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%

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

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:
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.

Underpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

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.

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:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

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.

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 return on assets

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

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

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