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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
BCEXF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. BCEXF: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BCEXF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.07
0.01
0.48
Equity to Asset 0.33
BCEXF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. BCEXF: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BCEXF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.49
Current: 0.33
0.24
0.49
Interest Coverage 5.00
BCEXF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. BCEXF: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BCEXF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.17  Med: 4.02 Max: 5
Current: 5
2.17
5
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.38
M-Score: -2.65
WACC vs ROIC
1.98%
9.80%
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 (%) 22.61
BCEXF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. BCEXF: 22.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BCEXF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.24  Med: 20.67 Max: 22.61
Current: 22.61
16.24
22.61
Net-margin (%) 13.29
BCEXF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. BCEXF: 13.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BCEXF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.34  Med: 11.94 Max: 22.85
Current: 13.29
5.34
22.85
ROE (%) 16.54
BCEXF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. BCEXF: 16.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BCEXF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.74  Med: 15.57 Max: 25.66
Current: 16.54
4.74
25.66
ROA (%) 5.95
BCEXF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. BCEXF: 5.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BCEXF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.42  Med: 5.57 Max: 10.76
Current: 5.95
2.42
10.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.83
BCEXF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. BCEXF: 22.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCEXF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.77  Med: 22 Max: 28.01
Current: 22.83
13.77
28.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.60
BCEXF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BCEXF: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCEXF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.7  Med: 1.5 Max: 4.9
Current: -0.6
-20.7
4.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.70
BCEXF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BCEXF: -2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCEXF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.2  Med: -0.5 Max: 25.7
Current: -2.7
-24.2
25.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.00
BCEXF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. BCEXF: -2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCEXF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.1  Med: -2 Max: 75.7
Current: -2
-45.1
75.7
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BCE.PR.T.Canada16.893.77Cum Conv Red Pfd Shs Series T
BCE.PR.B.Canada16.891.00Series -AB
BCE.PR.Y.Canada16.911.00Y -Fltg Rt
BCE.PR.G.Canada16.341.72Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -AG-
BCE.PR.D.Canada16.921.00Pfd Shs Series -AD-
BCE.PR.I.Canada16.381.58Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -AI-
BCE.PR.Z.Canada16.864.67
BCE.PR.S.Canada16.891.00
BCE.PR.R.Canada18.682.76
BCE.PR.J.Canada16.831.34Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -AJ- Fltg Rt
BCE.PR.A.Canada16.992.54
BCE.PR.E.Canada16.851.00Series -AE- Fltg Rt
BCE.PR.F.Canada16.734.65Pfd Shs Series -AF-
BCE.PR.C.Canada17.442.54Cum.Conv.Red.1st Pfd Shs Series -AC-
BCE.PR.K.Canada17.454.461st Pfd Shs Series -AK-
BCE.PR.H.Canada16.941.00Series AH
BCEXF11.203.551st Pfd Shs Series -AK-
BCE.PR.M.Canada17.753.65Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AM-
BCE.PR.O.Canada23.752.39Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AO-
BCE.PR.Q.Canada23.042.31Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AQ-
BCE.PR.L.Canada17.220.00Series AL
BCE.PR.N.Canada16.401.98Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AN- Fltg Rt
BCEFF10.570.00Y -Fltg Rt
BECEF11.290.00Series AH

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517110    SIC: 4821
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Traded in other countries:BCE.Canada, BCE1.Germany, BCE.USA,
BCE Inc is a communications company, providing residential, business and wholesale customers with a solutions for all their communications needs. It has four business segments: Bell Wireline, Bell Wireless, Bell Media and Bell Aliant.

BCE Inc is a communications company, providing residential, business and wholesale customers with solutions for all their communications needs. It has three business segments: Bell Wireline, Bell Wireless and Bell Media. 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 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.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.65
BCEXF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. BCEXF: 18.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BCEXF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.25  Med: 14.77 Max: 25.89
Current: 18.65
6.25
25.89
Forward P/E 16.75
BCEXF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. BCEXF: 16.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.65
BCEXF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
54% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.28 vs. BCEXF: 18.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BCEXF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.13  Med: 15.43 Max: 23.53
Current: 18.65
6.13
23.53
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 15.47
BCEXF's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.08 vs. BCEXF: 15.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
BCEXF' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.98  Med: 11.84 Max: 17.57
Current: 15.47
4.98
17.57
P/B 4.11
BCEXF's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. BCEXF: 4.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BCEXF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 2.9 Max: 4.5
Current: 4.11
1.17
4.5
P/S 2.35
BCEXF's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. BCEXF: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BCEXF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.66 Max: 2.52
Current: 2.35
0.97
2.52
PFCF 17.57
BCEXF's PFCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.06 vs. BCEXF: 17.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BCEXF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.06  Med: 16.42 Max: 47.66
Current: 17.57
5.06
47.66
POCF 7.66
BCEXF's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.39 vs. BCEXF: 7.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BCEXF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.93  Med: 5.97 Max: 8.7
Current: 7.66
2.93
8.7
EV-to-EBIT 15.25
BCEXF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. BCEXF: 15.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BCEXF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.7  Med: 12.1 Max: 16
Current: 15.25
7.7
16
EV-to-EBITDA 8.95
BCEXF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
53% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. BCEXF: 8.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BCEXF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 6.5 Max: 9.4
Current: 8.95
4.5
9.4
Shiller P/E 19.06
BCEXF's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.72 vs. BCEXF: 19.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BCEXF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 15.09 Max: 20.81
Current: 19.06
6.8
20.81
Current Ratio 0.57
BCEXF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. BCEXF: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BCEXF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.57
0.4
1.34
Quick Ratio 0.53
BCEXF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. BCEXF: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BCEXF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.53
0.37
1.28
Days Inventory 11.99
BCEXF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
63% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.36 vs. BCEXF: 11.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BCEXF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.26  Med: 12.36 Max: 29.04
Current: 11.99
10.26
29.04
Days Sales Outstanding 54.36
BCEXF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.91 vs. BCEXF: 54.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BCEXF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.03  Med: 50.66 Max: 56.37
Current: 54.36
33.03
56.37
Days Payable 114.06
BCEXF's Days Payable is ranked higher than
69% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.92 vs. BCEXF: 114.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BCEXF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 61.29  Med: 132.05 Max: 293.61
Current: 114.06
61.29
293.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 3.55
BCEXF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
62% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. BCEXF: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BCEXF' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.83  Med: 4.79 Max: 6.05
Current: 3.55
1.83
6.05
Dividend Growth (3y) 5.40
BCEXF's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
54% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. BCEXF: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
BCEXF' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.9  Med: 6.8 Max: 53.9
Current: 5.4
-17.9
53.9
Forward Dividend Yield 7.04
BCEXF's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. BCEXF: 7.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.07
BCEXF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. BCEXF: 5.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BCEXF' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.62  Med: 6.84 Max: 8.65
Current: 5.07
2.62
8.65
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.70
BCEXF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. BCEXF: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BCEXF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.2  Med: -0.4 Max: 2.2
Current: -3.7
-9.2
2.2

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Projected FCF 1.54
BCEXF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. BCEXF: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BCEXF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.18 Max: 8.74
Current: 1.54
0.46
8.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.42
BCEXF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. BCEXF: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BCEXF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.47
Current: 1.42
0.1
1.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.60
BCEXF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. BCEXF: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCEXF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.2  Med: 8.3 Max: 12.9
Current: 6.6
6.2
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.33
BCEXF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. BCEXF: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BCEXF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 10.6 Max: 20.1
Current: 3.33
0.7
20.1

More Statistics

Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $8.51 - 11.20
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