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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 0.02
BCE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. BCE: 0.02 )
BCE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.02

0.01
0.25
Equity to Asset 0.33
BCE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. BCE: 0.33 )
BCE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.33

0.24
0.48
Interest Coverage 3.98
BCE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 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: 5
Z-Score: 1.13
M-Score: -2.91
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 21.09
BCE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. BCE: 21.09 )
BCE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.29   Max: 22.31
Current: 21.09

10.29
22.31
Net-margin (%) 10.32
BCE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. BCE: 10.32 )
BCE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.45   Max: 38.4
Current: 10.32

-4.45
38.4
ROE (%) 14.03
BCE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. BCE: 14.03 )
BCE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.66   Max: 33.69
Current: 14.03

-15.66
33.69
ROA (%) 4.64
BCE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. BCE: 4.64 )
BCE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.81   Max: 14.77
Current: 4.64

-3.81
14.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.74
BCE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.49 vs. BCE: 20.74 )
BCE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.65   Max: 21.81
Current: 20.74

9.65
21.81
Revenue Growth (%) 3.30
BCE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. BCE: 3.30 )
BCE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.7   Max: 15.8
Current: 3.3

-21.7
15.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -0.50
BCE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BCE: -0.50 )
BCE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.9   Max: 22.6
Current: -0.5

-19.9
22.6
EPS Growth (%) -3.80
BCE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. BCE: -3.80 )
BCE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.7   Max: 84.4
Current: -3.8

-34.7
84.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BCE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 26,921 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,303,898 sh (+67.66%)
Mario Gabelli 125,300 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 268,300 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 126,900 sh (-68.11%)
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Q2 2013

BCE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ray Dalio 87,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 94,729 sh (+251.88%)
Jim Simons 2,327,088 sh (+78.47%)
Mario Gabelli 131,300 sh (+4.79%)
Prem Watsa 268,300 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 7,600 sh (-94.01%)
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Q3 2013

BCE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 70,022 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 268,900 sh (+206.96%)
Prem Watsa 268,300 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 130,300 sh (-0.76%)
Jim Simons 1,928,888 sh (-17.11%)
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Q4 2013

BCE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 7,818 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 268,300 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,928,598 sh (-0.02%)
Ray Dalio 236,200 sh (-12.16%)
Mario Gabelli 113,300 sh (-13.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 47,939 sh (-31.54%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BCE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -31.54%0.03%$42.12 - $44.87 $ 44.462%47939
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.1%$40.19 - $43.46 $ 44.467%70022
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 206.96%0.07%$40.19 - $43.46 $ 44.467%268900
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$39.76 - $47.8 $ 44.46-2%87600
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.25%$41.34 - $44.79 $ 44.463%0
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy0.25%$40.64 - $45.48 $ 44.462%436937
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.28%$39.25 - $41.96 $ 44.4618%0
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy0.28%$36.43 - $41.67 $ 44.4614%390300
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$36.43 - $41.67 $ 44.4614%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$36.43 - $41.67 $ 44.4614%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.08%$35.95 - $40.13 $ 44.4614%12453
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$35.95 - $40.13 $ 44.4615%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Reduce -36.19%0.02%$35.95 - $40.13 $ 44.4614%129600
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Reduce -24.24%0.02%$36.43 - $40.24 $ 44.4616%203100
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -85.61%0.42%$34.85 - $37.12 $ 44.4623%268100
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Preferred stocks of BCE Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BCE.PR.T.Canada21.144.01
BCE.PR.B.Canada21.383.51
BCE.PR.Y.Canada21.793.44
BCE.PR.G.Canada21.805.16
BCE.PR.D.Canada21.583.19
BCE.PR.I.Canada21.554.81
BCE.PR.Z.Canada20.453.85
BCE.PR.S.Canada21.403.50
BCE.PR.R.Canada22.005.10
BCE.PR.J.Canada21.653.46
BCE.PR.A.Canada21.124.08
BCE.PR.E.Canada21.513.49
BCE.PR.F.Canada21.605.26
BCE.PR.C.Canada20.894.25
BCE.PR.K.Canada22.474.621st Pfd Shs Series -AK-
BCE.PR.H.Canada21.653.46
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 19.10
BCE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. BCE: 19.10 )
BCE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.34   Max: 25.89
Current: 19.1

6.34
25.89
P/B 3.20
BCE's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. BCE: 3.20 )
BCE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 3.71
Current: 3.2

1.17
3.71
P/S 1.90
BCE's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. BCE: 1.90 )
BCE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 1.9
Current: 1.9

0.97
1.9
PFCF 12.90
BCE's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.86 vs. BCE: 12.90 )
BCE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 54.77
Current: 12.9

4.6
54.77
EV-to-EBIT 13.70
BCE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. BCE: 13.70 )
BCE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 14.8
Current: 13.7

6.5
14.8
PEG 5.40
BCE's PEG is ranked higher than
57% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. BCE: 5.40 )
BCE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.82   Max: 16.36
Current: 5.4

1.82
16.36
Shiller P/E 18.90
BCE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. BCE: 18.90 )
BCE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.72   Max: 18.9
Current: 18.9

4.72
18.9

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
74% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. BCE: 5.00 )
BCE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 6.05
Current: 5

2.79
6.05
Dividend Payout 0.92
BCE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
54% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. BCE: 0.92 )
BCE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.96
Current: 0.92

0.16
1.96
Dividend growth (3y) 9.30
BCE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 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
82% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. BCE: 8.24 )
BCE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 9.97
Current: 8.24

4.6
9.97
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
BCE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. BCE: -0.80 )
BCE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.5   Max: -7.9
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
BCE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BCE: 1.00 )
BCE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 3.82
Current: 1

0.53
3.82
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
BCE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BCE: 1.20 )
BCE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.26
Current: 1.2

0.13
1.26
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.10
BCE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BCE: 2.10 )
BCE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 18.47
Current: 2.1

0.31
18.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
BCE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. BCE: 7.30 )
BCE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 15.4
Current: 7.3

6.8
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.39
BCE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. BCE: 10.39 )
BCE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20.8   Max: 15.7
Current: 10.39

-20.8
15.7

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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BCE Inc was incorporated in 1970 and was continued under the Canada Business Corporations Act in 1979. The Company provides suite of broadband communication services to residential and business customers in Canada. Its operations are segmented into four areas - Bell Wireline, Bell Wireless, Bell Media and Bell Aliant. The Bell Wireline segment offers a suite of Voice and Data Network, Internet and TV Services and DTH Satellite TV Services in Canada. The Company offers local and long distance telephone services under the Bell Home Phone brand; direct-to-home satellite television services under the Bell TV name; Internet protocol TV services under the Bell Fibe TV brand; and personal video recorders and online access services. Bell Wireless offer wireless voice and data communications products and services to residential and business customers through a portfolio of brands, including Bell and Virgin Mobile. Its offerings include call display and voicemail, e-mail, Web browsing, social networking, text, picture and video messaging, music downloads, ring tunes, ringtones, games and applications, video streaming, live TV, mobile Internet, roaming, and global positioning system navigation services under the Bell and Virgin Mobile brands. Bell Media owns and operates television networks and radio stations across Canada. It provides media services comprising TV programming services to broadcast distributors. It operates approximately 28 conventional over-the-air stations and 30 English and French-language specialty TV channels; 33 FM and AM radio stations and their related Websites; and Theloop.ca Website. In addition, Bell Aliant provides communication services throughout eastern Canada under Bell Aliant brand and under NorthernTel, and Télébec brands in rural areas of Ontario and Quebec. This segment sells products and services through call centre representatives, independent dealer stores, value-added resellers and its family of websites. As of December 31, 2012, the company served approximately 2.1 million high-speed Internet access customers through fiber-optic, digital subscriber line, or wireless broadband technology; and 7.7 million wireless customers. BCE Inc. offers its services through call centre representatives, independent dealer stores, and value-added resellers, as well as through its Websites.

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