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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
BCE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. BCE: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BCE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.05
0.01
0.48
Equity to Asset 0.32
BCE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. BCE: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BCE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.49
Current: 0.32
0.24
0.49
Interest Coverage 4.50
BCE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. BCE: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BCE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.17  Med: 3.37 Max: 4.5
Current: 4.5
2.17
4.5
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.30
M-Score: -2.90
WACC vs ROIC
3.70%
10.00%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 21.47
BCE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.49 vs. BCE: 21.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BCE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.29  Med: 18.75 Max: 22.31
Current: 21.47
10.29
22.31
Net-margin (%) 11.43
BCE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. BCE: 11.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BCE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.45  Med: 11.28 Max: 38.4
Current: 11.43
-4.45
38.4
ROE (%) 16.41
BCE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. BCE: 16.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BCE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.1  Med: 14.58 Max: 39.2
Current: 16.41
-14.1
39.2
ROA (%) 5.26
BCE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. BCE: 5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BCE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.77  Med: 5.17 Max: 15.79
Current: 5.26
-3.77
15.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.25
BCE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. BCE: 21.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.14  Med: 22.23 Max: 44.6
Current: 21.25
8.14
44.6
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.60
BCE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BCE: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.7  Med: 1.60 Max: 4.9
Current: 1.6
-20.7
4.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.00
BCE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. BCE: -2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.5  Med: -0.30 Max: 26.3
Current: -2
-24.5
26.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.00
BCE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. BCE: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.1  Med: 0.30 Max: 84.4
Current: 1
-45.1
84.4
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Guru Trades

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 (-15.10%)
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Q1 2015

BCE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 728,289 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,684,771 sh (+9.02%)
Prem Watsa 268,300 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 105,500 sh (-4.09%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BCE.PR.T.Canada17.053.73
BCE.PR.B.Canada17.302.53
BCE.PR.Y.Canada17.203.60
BCE.PR.G.Canada17.004.96
BCE.PR.D.Canada17.593.52
BCE.PR.I.Canada17.064.56
BCE.PR.Z.Canada16.922.33
BCE.PR.S.Canada17.303.57
BCE.PR.R.Canada16.423.42
BCE.PR.J.Canada17.182.55
BCE.PR.A.Canada17.102.52
BCE.PR.E.Canada17.352.52
BCE.PR.F.Canada16.205.26
BCE.PR.C.Canada16.992.61
BCE.PR.K.Canada17.054.561st Pfd Shs Series -AK-
BCE.PR.H.Canada17.242.54
BCEXF13.905.031st Pfd Shs Series -AK-
BCE.PR.M.Canada16.980.00Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AM-
BCE.PR.O.Canada24.300.00Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AO-
BCE.PR.Q.Canada23.460.00Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AQ-

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.59
BCE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.70 vs. BCE: 18.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BCE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.34  Med: 14.48 Max: 25.89
Current: 18.59
6.34
25.89
Forward P/E 14.77
BCE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. BCE: 14.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.20
BCE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
54% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. BCE: 19.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BCE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.21  Med: 14.69 Max: 23.53
Current: 19.2
6.21
23.53
P/B 4.01
BCE's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. BCE: 4.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BCE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.17  Med: 2.18 Max: 4.43
Current: 4.01
1.17
4.43
P/S 2.01
BCE's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. BCE: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BCE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.59 Max: 2.21
Current: 2.01
0.97
2.21
PFCF 20.57
BCE's PFCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.71 vs. BCE: 20.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BCE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.27  Med: 14.56 Max: 54.77
Current: 20.57
4.27
54.77
POCF 6.69
BCE's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. BCE: 6.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BCE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.58  Med: 5.65 Max: 8.78
Current: 6.69
2.58
8.78
EV-to-EBIT 15.36
BCE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.37 vs. BCE: 15.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BCE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.3  Med: 12.50 Max: 15.8
Current: 15.36
6.3
15.8
PEG 7.68
BCE's PEG is ranked lower than
81% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. BCE: 7.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BCE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 3.38 Max: 258.33
Current: 7.68
0.75
258.33
Shiller P/E 18.26
BCE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
51% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. BCE: 18.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BCE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.57  Med: 13.68 Max: 20.81
Current: 18.26
8.57
20.81
Current Ratio 0.53
BCE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BCE: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BCE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.53
0.48
1.34
Quick Ratio 0.49
BCE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BCE: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BCE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.49
0.45
1.28
Days Inventory 8.79
BCE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. BCE: 8.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BCE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3.78  Med: 13.25 Max: 47.33
Current: 8.79
3.78
47.33
Days Sales Outstanding 47.92
BCE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.48 vs. BCE: 47.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BCE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 25.79  Med: 52.30 Max: 91.21
Current: 47.92
25.79
91.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.96
BCE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. BCE: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BCE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.83  Med: 4.80 Max: 6.05
Current: 4.96
1.83
6.05
Dividend Payout 0.89
BCE's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. BCE: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BCE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.71 Max: 30
Current: 0.89
0.05
30
Dividend growth (3y) 6.50
BCE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
59% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BCE: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BCE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 3.20 Max: 41
Current: 6.5
0
41
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.69
BCE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. BCE: 7.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BCE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.85  Med: 7.49 Max: 9.44
Current: 7.69
2.85
9.44
Share Buyback Rate -1.00
BCE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
54% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. BCE: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BCE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.5  Med: -0.40 Max: -14.5
Current: -1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.31
BCE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. BCE: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BCE' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.12 Max: 8.74
Current: 1.31
0.47
8.74
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.75
BCE's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
51% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. BCE: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.16
BCE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BCE: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BCE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.16
0.1
1.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.64
BCE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. BCE: 6.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.3  Med: 8.00 Max: 15.7
Current: 6.64
6.3
15.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.60
BCE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.23 vs. BCE: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BCE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -10.9  Med: 11.00 Max: 21.4
Current: 4.6
-10.9
21.4

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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