BCE:CA:TSX-BCE Inc (CAD)

COMMON STOCK | Telecom Services | TSX

Last Closing Price

CAD 55.76

Change

-0.08 (-0.14)%

Market Cap

CAD 50.50B

Volume

0.67M

Average Target Price

CAD 58.25 (+4.47%)
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 in 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, and 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 30 conventional TV stations; 29 specialty and four Pay TV channels; three 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. Address: Building A, Verdun, QC, Canada, H3E 3B3

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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

+0.20 (+1.30%)

CAD57.78B 6.11 N/A
BCE-PZ:CA BCE Inc

N/A

CAD55.56B 5.97 N/A
BCE-PK:CA BCE Inc

+0.17 (+1.25%)

CAD55.45B 5.41 N/A
BCE-PG:CA BCE Inc

+0.05 (+0.35%)

CAD55.07B 5.62 N/A
BCE-PT:CA BCE Inc

N/A

CAD54.75B 5.58 N/A
BCE-PC:CA BCE Inc

+0.05 (+0.31%)

CAD54.58B 6.37 N/A
BCE-PJ:CA BCE Inc

N/A

CAD52.03B 5.67 N/A
BCE-PD:CA BCE Inc

+0.03 (+0.21%)

CAD51.99B 5.66 N/A
BCE-PH:CA BCE Inc

+0.04 (+0.28%)

CAD51.88B 5.64 N/A
BCE-PB:CA BCE Inc

-0.06 (-0.42%)

CAD51.85B 5.66 N/A

ETFs Containing BCE:CA

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

+0.08 (+0.29%)

CAD0.84B
XMV:CA iShares MSCI Min Vol Cana.. 0.00 % 0.30 %

-0.01 (-0.03%)

CAD0.12B
CMCE:CA CIBC Multifactor Canadian.. 0.00 % 0.30 %

-0.12 (-0.58%)

CAD0.24B
DRFC:CA Desjardins RI Canada Mult.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

N/A

CAD0.25B
FCCD:CA Fidelity Canadian High Di.. 0.00 % 0.40 %

-0.08 (-0.33%)

CAD0.08B
QCN:CA Mackenzie Canadian Equity.. 0.00 % 0.06 %

N/A

CAD0.28B
QCE:CA Mackenzie Canadian Large .. 0.00 % 0.06 %

-0.01 (-0.01%)

CAD0.08B
FLRM:CA Franklin Liberty Risk Man.. 0.00 % 0.30 %

+0.03 (+0.14%)

CAD9.55M
DGRC:CA CI WisdomTree Canada Qual.. 0.00 % 0.23 %

+0.06 (+0.20%)

CAD0.27B
ZWC:CA BMO CA High Dividend Cove.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

-0.03 (-0.18%)

CAD0.74B
DFC:CA Desjardins Canada Multifa.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

+0.05 (+0.26%)

CAD6.54M
ZWU:CA BMO Covered Call Utilitie.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

+0.03 (+0.24%)

CAD0.97B
ZDV:CA BMO Canadian Dividend ETF 0.00 % 0.35 %

-0.01 (-0.06%)

CAD0.53B
ZCN:CA BMO S&P/TSX Capped Co.. 0.00 % 0.05 %

+0.07 (+0.29%)

CAD4.51B
XTR:CA iShares Diversified Month.. 0.00 % 0.62 %

N/A

CAD0.59B
XIU:CA iShares S&P/TSX 60 In.. 0.00 % 0.15 %

+0.04 (+0.15%)

CAD9.22B
HAL:CA Horizons Active Cdn Divid.. 0.00 % 0.55 %

+0.02 (+0.12%)

CAD0.08B
XIC:CA iShares Core S&P/TSX .. 0.00 % 0.05 %

+0.08 (+0.28%)

CAD7.28B
XEN:CA iShares Jantzi Social Ind.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

N/A

CAD0.09B
XEI:CA iShares S&P/TSX Compo.. 0.00 % 0.20 %

-0.08 (-0.39%)

CAD0.79B
XDV:CA iShares Canadian Select D.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

+0.03 (+0.12%)

CAD1.36B
XCG:CA iShares Canadian Growth I.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

+0.05 (+0.12%)

CAD0.07B
TTP:CA TD Canadian Equity Index .. 0.00 % 0.05 %

+0.04 (+0.20%)

CAD0.90B
RWW:CA CI First Asset MSCI World.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

N/A

CAD0.12B
RWC:CA CI First Asset MSCI Canad.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

+0.03 (+0.25%)

CAD4.74M
RCE:CA RBC Quant Canadian Equity.. 0.00 % 0.39 %

N/A

CAD0.01B
RCD:CA RBC Quant Canadian Divide.. 0.00 % 0.39 %

-0.13 (-0.62%)

CAD0.10B
QXM:CA CI First Asset Morningsta.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

+0.05 (+0.22%)

CAD0.07B
PDC:CA Invesco Canadian Dividend.. 0.00 % 0.50 %

-0.10 (-0.37%)

CAD0.65B
MKC:CA Mackenzie Maximum Diversi.. 0.00 % 0.59 %

+0.20 (+0.75%)

CAD0.42B
FCCL:CA Fidelity Canadian Low Vol.. 0.00 % 0.40 %

+0.02 (+0.07%)

CAD0.01B

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 2.44% 73% C 57% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 2.44% 73% C 57% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -9.99% 41% F 23% F
Dividend Return 5.38% 100% A+ 95% A
Total Return -4.62% 55% F 29% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 4.13% 20% F 34% F
Dividend Return 28.17% 100% A+ 80% B-
Total Return 32.29% 20% F 44% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -0.62% 59% F 38% F
Dividend Return 5.14% 100% A+ 91% A-
Total Return 4.52% 64% D 61% D-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 9.88% 45% F 59% F
Risk Adjusted Return 45.75% 73% C 61% D-
Market Capitalization 50.50B 50% F 97% 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 22.24 10% F 29% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.02 50% F 31% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 6.35 73% C 57% F
EV/EBITDA 9.00 27% F 62% D-
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 11.80% 19% F 81% B-
Return on Invested Capital 10.02% 18% F 76% C
Return on Assets 5.42% 32% F 83% B
Debt to Equity Ratio 88.22% 86% B 32% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 6.18 41% F 13% F
Short Percent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta 0.29 36% 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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Analyst Rating

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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:
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.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

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.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

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 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.

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