BCE:CA:TSX-BCE Inc (CAD)

COMMON STOCK | Telecom Services | TSX

Last Closing Price

CAD 65.30

Change

+0.34 (+0.52)%

Market Cap

CAD 59.04B

Volume

2.04M

Avg Analyst Target

CAD 66.31 (+1.55%)

Avg User Target

CAD
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


BCE Inc (BCE) Stock Analysis:
Based on the BCE Inc stock forecasts from 11 analysts, the average analyst target price for BCE Inc is CAD 66.31 over the next 12 months. BCE Inc’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of BCE Inc is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 7 positive signals and 10 negative signals. At the last closing, BCE Inc’s stock price was CAD 65.30. BCE Inc’s stock price has changed by -1.32% over the past week, -0.35% over the past month and +17.89% over the last year.

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 s ...Read More

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Largest Industry Peers for Telecom Services

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

+0.05 (+0.21%)

CAD94.55B 7.37 N/A
BCE-PF:CA BCE Inc

-0.14 (-0.65%)

CAD80.28B 6.49 N/A
BCE-PG:CA BCE Inc

-0.19 (-0.92%)

CAD80.26B 6.26 N/A
BCE-PK:CA BCE Inc

+0.05 (+0.26%)

CAD80.02B 5.97 N/A
BCE-PM:CA BCE Inc

-0.15 (-0.76%)

CAD79.24B 6.05 N/A
BCE-PZ:CA BCE Inc

+0.02 (+0.09%)

CAD78.60B 6.46 N/A
BCE-PY:CA BCE Inc

-0.25 (-1.19%)

CAD78.01B 6.50 N/A
BCE-PA:CA BCE Inc

-0.06 (-0.28%)

CAD77.84B 6.56 N/A
BCE-PS:CA BCE Inc

+0.10 (+0.47%)

CAD77.57B 6.43 N/A
BCE-PB:CA BCE Inc

+0.13 (+0.62%)

CAD76.54B 6.39 N/A

ETFs Containing BCE:CA

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
CDZ:CA iShares S&P/TSX Canadian .. 0.00 % 0.66 %

-0.01 (-0.03%)

CAD0.99B
XTR:CA iShares Diversified Month.. 0.00 % 0.62 %

-0.03 (-0.27%)

CAD0.56B
FST-A:CA First Trust Canadian Capi.. 0.00 % 0.03 %

+0.14 (+0.42%)

N/A
CDIV:CA Manulife Smart Dividend E.. 0.00 % 0.28 %

-0.01 (-0.08%)

N/A
BLOV:CA Brompton North American L.. 0.00 % 0.77 %

N/A

N/A
RWW-B:CA CI MSCI World Low Risk We.. 0.00 % 0.66 %

N/A

CAD0.04B
HUTL:CA Harvest Equal Weight Glob.. 0.00 % 0.79 %

+0.10 (+0.51%)

CAD0.06B
QCN:CA Mackenzie Canadian Equity.. 0.00 % 0.05 %

+1.45 (+1.16%)

CAD0.49B
QCE:CA Mackenzie Canadian Large .. 0.00 % 0.04 %

+0.62 (+0.50%)

CAD0.10B
FLRM:CA Franklin Liberty Risk Man.. 0.00 % 0.33 %

N/A

CAD9.56M
FST:CA First Trust Canadian Capi.. 0.00 % 0.03 %

N/A

CAD0.05B
ZWU:CA BMO Covered Call Utilitie.. 0.00 % 0.71 %

N/A

CAD1.48B
ZDV:CA BMO Canadian Dividend ETF 0.00 % 0.39 %

+0.12 (+0.60%)

CAD0.80B
XMV:CA iShares MSCI Min Vol Cana.. 0.00 % 0.33 %

+0.20 (+0.54%)

CAD0.14B
DXM:CA CI First Asset Morningsta.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

N/A

CAD0.01B
XIU:CA iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index .. 0.00 % 0.18 %

+0.06 (+0.19%)

CAD11.30B
XIC:CA iShares Core S&P/TSX Capp.. 0.00 % 0.06 %

+0.04 (+0.12%)

CAD9.90B
XEN:CA iShares Jantzi Social Ind.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

N/A

CAD0.09B
XEI:CA iShares S&P/TSX Composite.. 0.00 % 0.22 %

+0.15 (+0.58%)

CAD1.54B
XDV:CA iShares Canadian Select D.. 0.00 % 0.55 %

+0.04 (+0.13%)

CAD1.85B
XCG:CA iShares Canadian Growth I.. 0.00 % 0.55 %

-0.03 (-0.07%)

CAD0.08B
VDY:CA Vanguard FTSE Canadian Hi.. 0.00 % 0.21 %

+0.38 (+0.86%)

CAD1.52B
RWW:CA CI MSCI World Low Risk We.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

+0.43 (+1.32%)

CAD0.03B
RCD:CA RBC Quant Canadian Divide.. 0.00 % 0.42 %

N/A

CAD0.12B
QXM:CA CI Morningstar National B.. 0.00 % 0.57 %

N/A

CAD0.08B
PDC:CA Invesco Canadian Dividend.. 0.00 % 0.56 %

+0.23 (+0.70%)

CAD0.88B
MKC:CA Mackenzie Maximum Diversi.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

-0.02 (-0.07%)

CAD0.54B
DXR:CA Dynamic Active Retirement.. 0.00 % 0.00 %

N/A

N/A

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 -0.77% 39% F 69% D+
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -0.77% 39% F 68% D+
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 17.89% 41% F 73% C
Dividend Return 1.58% 50% F 30% F
Total Return 19.47% 41% F 72% C-
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 11.41% 36% F 48% F
Dividend Return 22.57% 100% A+ 87% B+
Total Return 33.98% 36% F 58% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 1.38% 18% F 27% F
Dividend Return 4.85% 100% A+ 91% A-
Total Return 6.22% 18% F 42% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 11.08% 95% A 71% C-
Risk Adjusted Return 56.13% 41% F 61% D-
Market Capitalization 59.04B 35% 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 19.79 7% F 28% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.12 30% F 25% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 7.61 77% C+ 51% F
EV/EBITDA 9.46 45% F 52% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 13.25% 40% F 66% D
Return on Invested Capital 9.71% 84% B 82% B-
Return on Assets 5.18% 42% F 77% C+
Debt to Equity Ratio 113.90% 26% F 28% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 6.98 29% F 18% F
Short Percent 3.62% 21% F 44% F
Beta 0.34 48% F 91% 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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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:
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.

Superior Dividend Growth

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

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.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

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.

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