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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.02
BCE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. BCE: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BCE' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: N/A
Current: 0.02
Equity-to-Asset 0.35
BCE's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. BCE: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BCE' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.49
Current: 0.35
0.24
0.49
Interest Coverage 5.14
BCE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. BCE: 5.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BCE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.17  Med: 4.22 Max: 5.22
Current: 5.14
2.17
5.22
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.32
Beneish M-Score: -3.46
WACC vs ROIC
1.89%
9.66%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 23.10
BCE's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
89% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. BCE: 23.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BCE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.24  Med: 21.06 Max: 23.28
Current: 23.1
16.24
23.28
Net Margin % 13.73
BCE's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
85% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. BCE: 13.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BCE' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.34  Med: 12.08 Max: 22.85
Current: 13.73
5.34
22.85
ROE % 16.70
BCE's ROE % is ranked higher than
77% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. BCE: 16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BCE' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.74  Med: 15.79 Max: 25.66
Current: 16.7
4.74
25.66
ROA % 6.00
BCE's ROA % is ranked higher than
72% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. BCE: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BCE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.42  Med: 5.81 Max: 10.76
Current: 6
2.42
10.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 23.20
BCE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
65% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.01 vs. BCE: 23.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BCE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.77  Med: 22.86 Max: 28.01
Current: 23.2
13.77
28.01
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -1.70
BCE's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BCE: -1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BCE' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.7  Med: 2.6 Max: 15.8
Current: -1.7
-20.7
15.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 0.30
BCE's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BCE: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BCE' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.2  Med: 0 Max: 35
Current: 0.3
-24.2
35
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 9.40
BCE's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.30 vs. BCE: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BCE' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.1  Med: 0.3 Max: 142
Current: 9.4
-59.1
142
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Preferred stocks of BCE Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BCE.PR.T.Canada16.782.53Cum Conv Red Pfd Shs Series T
BCE.PR.B.Canada16.990.00Series -AB
BCE.PR.Y.Canada16.950.00Y -Fltg Rt
BCE.PR.G.Canada16.680.00Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -AG-
BCE.PR.D.Canada16.990.00Pfd Shs Series -AD-
BCE.PR.I.Canada16.480.00Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -AI-
BCE.PR.Z.Canada16.853.51
BCE.PR.S.Canada17.000.00
BCE.PR.R.Canada19.130.00
BCE.PR.J.Canada17.000.00Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -AJ- Fltg Rt
BCE.PR.A.Canada16.970.00
BCE.PR.E.Canada16.920.00Series -AE- Fltg Rt
BCE.PR.F.Canada17.063.42Pfd Shs Series -AF-
BCE.PR.C.Canada17.380.00Cum.Conv.Red.1st Pfd Shs Series -AC-
BCE.PR.K.Canada17.303.001st Pfd Shs Series -AK-
BCE.PR.H.Canada17.000.00Series AH
BCEXF11.200.001st Pfd Shs Series -AK-
BCE.PR.M.Canada18.153.81Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AM-
BCE.PR.O.Canada24.944.49Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AO-
BCE.PR.Q.Canada22.984.62Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AQ-
BCE.PR.L.Canada16.500.00Series AL
BCE.PR.N.Canada17.303.76Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AN- Fltg Rt
BCEFF10.870.00Y -Fltg Rt
BECEF11.330.00Series AH
BCCCF0.000.00Cum Red 1st Pfd Shs Series -AN- Fltg Rt

Business Description

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

BCE is the biggest communications company in Canada with roughly 10 million residential and business customers. Its fixed-line network reaches about 70% of Canadian households. It has been quickly expanding its fiber network in eastern Canada. It is also one of three largest wireless carriers in Canada with over 8 million customers, 7.4 million of which are postpaid subscribers. Bell Media owns an 80% stake in TSN, which covers numerous sporting events, and has exclusive licenses for a variety of entertainment content, such as HBO.

Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 17.95
BCE's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. BCE: 17.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BCE' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.25  Med: 15.07 Max: 25.89
Current: 17.95
6.25
25.89
Forward PE Ratio 17.57
BCE's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.88 vs. BCE: 17.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 17.95
BCE's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
58% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.88 vs. BCE: 17.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BCE' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.13  Med: 15.6 Max: 23.53
Current: 17.95
6.13
23.53
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 15.29
BCE's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
59% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. BCE: 15.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
BCE' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.98  Med: 11.92 Max: 17.59
Current: 15.29
4.98
17.59
PB Ratio 3.44
BCE's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. BCE: 3.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BCE' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 2.92 Max: 4.5
Current: 3.44
1.17
4.5
PS Ratio 2.36
BCE's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. BCE: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BCE' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.52
Current: 2.36
0.97
2.52
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 17.78
BCE's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
51% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. BCE: 17.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BCE' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.97  Med: 16.78 Max: 54.56
Current: 17.78
4.97
54.56
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.75
BCE's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
50% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. BCE: 7.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BCE' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.93  Med: 6.11 Max: 8.78
Current: 7.75
2.93
8.78
EV-to-EBIT 15.73
BCE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.44 vs. BCE: 15.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BCE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.7  Med: 12.1 Max: 16
Current: 15.73
7.7
16
EV-to-EBITDA 9.34
BCE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
55% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. BCE: 9.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BCE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 6.5 Max: 9.5
Current: 9.34
4.5
9.5
Shiller PE Ratio 18.99
BCE's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.88 vs. BCE: 18.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BCE' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.83  Med: 15.09 Max: 20.87
Current: 18.99
6.83
20.87
Current Ratio 0.42
BCE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BCE: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BCE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.42
0.41
1.34
Quick Ratio 0.38
BCE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. BCE: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BCE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.38
0.37
1.28
Days Inventory 11.69
BCE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.03 vs. BCE: 11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BCE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.26  Med: 12.07 Max: 29.04
Current: 11.69
10.26
29.04
Days Sales Outstanding 47.11
BCE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.01 vs. BCE: 47.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BCE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.03  Med: 50.66 Max: 56.37
Current: 47.11
33.03
56.37
Days Payable 113.60
BCE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
69% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.13 vs. BCE: 113.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BCE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 61.29  Med: 130.55 Max: 290.02
Current: 113.6
61.29
290.02

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 4.72
BCE's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
61% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. BCE: 4.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BCE' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.83  Med: 4.76 Max: 6.05
Current: 4.72
1.83
6.05
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.84
BCE's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. BCE: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BCE' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.73 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.84
0.31
0.92
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 5.40
BCE's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. BCE: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
BCE' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.4 Max: 53.9
Current: 5.4
0
53.9
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.83
BCE's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
61% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. BCE: 4.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 6.30
BCE's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
79% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. BCE: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BCE' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.43  Med: 6.31 Max: 8.02
Current: 6.3
2.43
8.02
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.90
BCE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. BCE: -3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BCE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.2  Med: -0.9 Max: 2.2
Current: -3.9
-9.2
2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.38
BCE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. BCE: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BCE' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.11 Max: 8.74
Current: 1.38
0.45
8.74
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.41
BCE's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BCE: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BCE' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.45
Current: 1.41
0.1
1.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.37
BCE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
65% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. BCE: 6.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BCE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.2  Med: 8.3 Max: 12.9
Current: 6.37
6.2
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 3.30
BCE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.69 vs. BCE: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
BCE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 10.7 Max: 20
Current: 3.3
2.7
20

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $16,562.92
EPS (TTM) $ 2.50
Beta0.22
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $41.83 - 49.03
Shares Outstanding (Mil)899.53

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 17,023 17,346 17,642
EPS ($) 2.53 2.66 2.82
EPS without NRI ($) 2.53 2.66 2.82
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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