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BCE Retained Earnings

: $-2,783 Mil (As of Jun. 2021)
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Retained earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. BCE's retained earnings for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $-2,783 Mil.

BCE's quarterly retained earnings increased from Dec. 2020 ($-3,654 Mil) to Mar. 2021 ($-2,938 Mil) and increased from Mar. 2021 ($-2,938 Mil) to Jun. 2021 ($-2,783 Mil).

BCE's annual retained earnings increased from Dec. 2018 ($-3,674 Mil) to Dec. 2019 ($-3,517 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2019 ($-3,517 Mil) to Dec. 2020 ($-3,654 Mil).


BCE Retained Earnings Historical Data

The historical data trend for BCE's Retained Earnings can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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BCE Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Retained Earnings
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -3,731.91 -3,867.18 -3,674.46 -3,517.35 -3,654.46

BCE Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Retained Earnings Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -3,794.27 -3,845.05 -3,654.46 -2,938.18 -2,783.14

BCE Retained Earnings Calculation

Retained Earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. Because the net income was not distributed to shareholders, shareholders' equity is increased by the same amount.

Of course, if a company loses, it is called retained losses, or accumulated losses.


BCE  (NYSE:BCE) Retained Earnings Explanation

Historically profitable companies sometimes have negative retained earnings. This is because they have cumulatively paid out more to shareholders than they reported in profits.

For example, in 2011, Microsoft had negative retained earnings. This does not mean the company lost more money than it made over the years. It just means it paid out more money than it earned.

If a company has negative retained earnings, investors should check the 10-year financial results. They should not assume that negative retained earnings prove a company has generally lost money in the past.

Of course, many companies with negative retained earnings have indeed lost money in the past.

Retained Earnings: Warren Buffett's Secret.

One of the most important indicators of durable competitive advantage. Net earnings can be paid out as dividends, used to buy back shares or retained for growth.

If the company loses more than it has accumulated, retained earnings is negative.

If a company isn't adding to its retained earnings, it isn't growing its net worth.

Rate of growth of retained earnings is good indicator whether it's benefiting from a competitive advantage.

Microsoft is negative because it chose to buyback stock and pay dividends.

The more earnings retained, the faster it grows and increases growth rate for future earnings.


BCE Business Description

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1 Carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell, Building A, 7th Floor, Verdun, QC, CAN, H3E 3B3
BCE is both a wireless and Internet service provider, offering wireless, broadband, television, and landline phone services in Canada. It is one of the big three national wireless carriers, with its roughly 10 million customers constituting about 30% of the market. It is also the ILEC (incumbent local exchange carrier--the legacy telephone provider) throughout much of the eastern half of Canada, including in the most populous Canadian provinces--Ontario and Quebec. Additionally, BCE has a media segment, which holds television, radio, and digital media assets. BCE licenses the Canadian rights to movie channels including HBO, Showtime, and Starz. In 2020, the wireline segment accounted for 55% of total EBITDA, while wireless composed 38%, and media provided the remainder.

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