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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.07
BCE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. BCE: 0.07 )
BCE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.07

0.01
0.48
Equity to Asset 0.31
BCE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. BCE: 0.31 )
BCE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.31

0.24
0.49
Interest Coverage 3.98
BCE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. BCE: 3.98 )
BCE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.17   Max: 4.41
Current: 3.98

2.17
4.41
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.40
M-Score: -2.01
WACC vs ROIC
3.85%
10.25%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 22.10
BCE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.21 vs. BCE: 22.10 )
BCE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.29   Max: 22.31
Current: 22.1

10.29
22.31
Net-margin (%) 11.71
BCE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. BCE: 11.71 )
BCE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.45   Max: 38.4
Current: 11.71

-4.45
38.4
ROE (%) 16.56
BCE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. BCE: 16.56 )
BCE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.1   Max: 39.2
Current: 16.56

-14.1
39.2
ROA (%) 5.37
BCE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. BCE: 5.37 )
BCE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.77   Max: 15.79
Current: 5.37

-3.77
15.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.20
BCE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.31 vs. BCE: 22.20 )
BCE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 10.32   Max: 29.37
Current: 22.2

10.32
29.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.30
BCE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BCE: 3.30 )
BCE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.7   Max: 4.9
Current: 3.3

-20.7
4.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.50
BCE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BCE: -0.50 )
BCE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.5   Max: 26.3
Current: -0.5

-24.5
26.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.50
BCE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. BCE: -2.50 )
BCE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.1   Max: 84.4
Current: -2.5

-45.1
84.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

BCE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 33,093 sh (+323.29%)
Jim Simons 3,006,449 sh (+55.89%)
Mario Gabelli 115,300 sh (+1.77%)
Prem Watsa 268,300 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 45,225 sh (-5.66%)
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Q2 2014

BCE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 48,893 sh (+8.11%)
Mario Gabelli 115,300 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 268,300 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 2,665,198 sh (-11.35%)
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Q3 2014

BCE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 534,837 sh (+993.89%)
Jim Simons 2,900,534 sh (+8.83%)
Prem Watsa 268,300 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 110,400 sh (-4.25%)
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Q4 2014

BCE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 168,400 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 268,300 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 110,000 sh (-0.36%)
Jim Simons 2,462,600 sh (-15.1%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BCE

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.23%$41.9 - $47.98 $ 43.65-3%0
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 New Buy0.06%$41.9 - $47.98 $ 43.65-3%168400
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 993.89%0.21%$42.62 - $46.41 $ 43.65-2%534837
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.08%$40.94 - $43.97 $ 43.652%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -31.54%0.03%$42.12 - $44.87 $ 43.650%47939
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.1%$40.19 - $43.46 $ 43.655%70022
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 206.96%0.07%$40.19 - $43.46 $ 43.655%268900
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$39.76 - $47.8 $ 43.65-4%87600
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.25%$41.34 - $44.79 $ 43.651%0
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy0.25%$40.64 - $45.48 $ 43.651%436937
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.28%$39.25 - $41.96 $ 43.6516%0
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy0.28%$36.43 - $41.67 $ 43.6512%390300
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$36.43 - $41.67 $ 43.6512%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$36.43 - $41.67 $ 43.6512%0
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Preferred stocks of BCE Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BCE.PR.T.Canada18.793.38
BCE.PR.B.Canada19.032.98
BCE.PR.Y.Canada19.002.99
BCE.PR.G.Canada19.004.42
BCE.PR.D.Canada19.003.00
BCE.PR.I.Canada18.684.21
BCE.PR.Z.Canada19.074.13
BCE.PR.S.Canada19.022.97
BCE.PR.R.Canada18.696.06
BCE.PR.J.Canada19.182.96
BCE.PR.A.Canada18.664.57
BCE.PR.E.Canada18.873.01
BCE.PR.F.Canada18.444.61
BCE.PR.C.Canada19.204.65
BCE.PR.K.Canada18.145.801st Pfd Shs Series -AK-
BCE.PR.H.Canada18.763.00
BCEXF0.000.001st Pfd Shs Series -AK-
BCE.PR.M.Canada18.610.00Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AM-
BCE.PR.O.Canada25.500.00Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AO-
BCE.PR.Q.Canada23.960.00Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AQ-

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.50
BCE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. BCE: 18.50 )
BCE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.34   Max: 25.89
Current: 18.5

6.34
25.89
Forward P/E 15.55
BCE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.27 vs. BCE: 15.55 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.50
BCE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. BCE: 18.50 )
BCE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.21   Max: 23.53
Current: 18.5

6.21
23.53
P/B 4.30
BCE's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. BCE: 4.30 )
BCE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 4.55
Current: 4.3

1.17
4.55
P/S 2.10
BCE's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. BCE: 2.10 )
BCE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 2.18
Current: 2.1

0.97
2.18
PFCF 18.40
BCE's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.57 vs. BCE: 18.40 )
BCE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.27   Max: 54.77
Current: 18.4

4.27
54.77
POCF 6.55
BCE's POCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.67 vs. BCE: 6.55 )
BCE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 8.78
Current: 6.55

2.58
8.78
EV-to-EBIT 14.91
BCE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.05 vs. BCE: 14.91 )
BCE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 15.5
Current: 14.91

6.3
15.5
PEG 2.85
BCE's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BCE: 2.85 )
BCE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 16.69
Current: 2.85

1.89
16.69
Shiller P/E 19.90
BCE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.21 vs. BCE: 19.90 )
BCE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.71   Max: 20.77
Current: 19.9

4.71
20.77
Current Ratio 0.65
BCE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BCE: 0.65 )
BCE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.34
Current: 0.65

0.48
1.34
Quick Ratio 0.60
BCE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. BCE: 0.60 )
BCE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.6

0.45
1.28
Days Inventory 9.30
BCE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
88% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.26 vs. BCE: 9.30 )
BCE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3.78   Max: 47.33
Current: 9.3

3.78
47.33
Days Sales Outstanding 49.05
BCE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 54.13 vs. BCE: 49.05 )
BCE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 25.79   Max: 91.21
Current: 49.05

25.79
91.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 5.00
BCE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. BCE: 5.00 )
BCE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 6.05
Current: 5

1.83
6.05
Dividend Payout 0.82
BCE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. BCE: 0.82 )
BCE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 30
Current: 0.82

0.05
30
Dividend growth (3y) 9.30
BCE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. BCE: 9.30 )
BCE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 41
Current: 9.3

0
41
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.24
BCE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. BCE: 8.24 )
BCE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.01   Max: 9.97
Current: 8.24

3.01
9.97
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
BCE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. BCE: -0.80 )
BCE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.5   Max: -14.5
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.36
BCE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. BCE: 1.36 )
BCE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 8.74
Current: 1.36

0.49
8.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.34
BCE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BCE: 1.34 )
BCE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 1.29
Current: 1.34

0.11
1.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.70
BCE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. BCE: 6.70 )
BCE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 15.7
Current: 6.7

6.4
15.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.40
BCE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.04 vs. BCE: 6.40 )
BCE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.2   Max: 15.7
Current: 6.4

-17.2
15.7

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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BCE Inc is a communications company, providing residential, business and wholesale customers with a wide range of solutions for all their communications needs. It has four business segments: Bell Wireline, Bell Wireless, Bell Media and Bell Aliant. Its Bell Wireline segment provides local telephone, long distance, data, including Internet access and television (TV), as well as other communications services and products to Bell's residential, small and medium-sized business and large enterprise customers, primarily in the urban areas of Ontario and Québec. In addition, this segment includes the company's wholesale business, which buys and sells local telephone, long distance, data and other services from or to resellers and other carriers. The Bell Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data communication products and services to Bell's residential, small and medium-sized business and large enterprise customers across Canada. The Bell Media segment provides conventional, specialty and pay TV, digital media, and radio broadcasting services to customers across Canada and out-of-home (OOH) advertising services. The Bell Aliant segment provides local telephone, long distance, Internet, data, TV, wireless, home security and value-added business solutions to residential and business customers in the Atlantic Provinces and in rural and regional areas of Ontario and Québec.
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