BCE Inc., a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television (TV) services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. More Details
Mediocre balance sheet second-rate dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has BCE's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BCE has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BCE underperformed the US Telecom industry which returned -11.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BCE underperformed the US Market which returned 12.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is BCE's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
Is BCE undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BCE ($41.98) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($70.4)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BCE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BCE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.4x) compared to the US Telecom industry average (11.9x).
PE vs Market: BCE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (20.4x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BCE is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BCE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3x) compared to the US Telecom industry average (1.3x).
How is BCE forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BCE's forecast earnings growth (13.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: BCE's earnings (13.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (23.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BCE's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BCE's revenue (2.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BCE's revenue (2.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BCE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.8%).
How has BCE performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BCE has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BCE's current net profit margins (10.5%) are lower than last year (12.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BCE's earnings have grown by 2.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BCE's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BCE had negative earnings growth (-15.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Telecom industry average (-12.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BCE's Return on Equity (12.7%) is considered low.
How is BCE's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BCE's short term assets (CA$7.5B) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$8.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: BCE's short term assets (CA$7.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$31.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BCE's debt to equity ratio (108.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: BCE's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 111.6% to 108.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BCE's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (36.3%).
Interest Coverage: BCE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.8x coverage).
What is BCE current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BCE's dividend (6%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.66%).
High Dividend: BCE's dividend (6%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.7%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BCE's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BCE's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (119.2%), BCE's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: BCE's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (104.2% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mirko Bibic (53 yo)
Mr. Mirko Bibic has been President and Chief Executive Officer BCE and Bell Canada since January 6, 2020. Mr. Bibic served as the Chief Operating Officer at BCE Inc. and Bell Canada since October 4, 2018 u ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mirko's total compensation ($USD3.62M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.35M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mirko's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, President & Director||0.67yr||CA$4.77m||0.00043% |
|Executive VP & CFO||5.17yrs||CA$4.65m||0.00056% |
|Vice Chair & Group President||5.42yrs||CA$6.89m||0.014% |
|Executive VP & CTO of Bell Canada||no data||CA$3.49m||0.0062% |
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||no data||no data||0.000090% |
|Chief Human Resources Officer & Executive VP of Corporate Services||no data||no data||0.00099% |
|Executive VP & Chief Information Officer of Bell Canada||no data||no data||0.0038% |
|President of Bell Business Markets - Bell Canada||9.67yrs||CA$3.46m||0.00021% |
|Group President of Customer Experience||no data||CA$3.32m||0.0017% |
|President of CTV News||9.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice-President of Independent Production - CTV||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BCE's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.4 years average tenure).
|CEO, President & Director||0.67yr||CA$4.77m||0.00043% |
|Independent Chair of the Board||4.42yrs||CA$443.75k||0.0022% |
|Independent Director||11.33yrs||CA$225.00k||0.0025% |
|Independent Director||7.17yrs||CA$212.50k||0.0011% |
|Independent Director||5.83yrs||CA$212.50k||0.00083% |
|Independent Director||3.42yrs||CA$207.50k||0.00067% |
|Independent Director||4.42yrs||CA$212.50k||0.00022% |
|Independent Director||9.33yrs||CA$212.50k||0.012% |
|Independent Director||7.92yrs||CA$225.00k||0.00013% |
|Independent Director||11.33yrs||CA$250.00k||0.0039% |
|Independent Director||5.08yrs||CA$212.50k||0.00066% |
|Independent Director||11.33yrs||CA$250.00k||0.00011% |
Experienced Board: BCE's board of directors are considered experienced (6.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
BCE Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: BCE Inc.
- Ticker: BCE
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1880
- Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
- Sector: Telecom
- Market Cap: CA$50.190b
- Listing Market Cap: CA$38.107b
- Shares outstanding: 904.33m
- Website: https://www.bce.ca
Number of Employees
- BCE Inc.
- Building A
- 4th Floor
- H3E 3B3
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BCE||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|BCE||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Jan 1968|
|BCE1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|BCE.PRS||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD 1ST S%||CA||CAD||Oct 1996|
|BCE.PRY||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD 1ST SER Y||CA||CAD||Dec 1997|
|BCEF.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||PFD 1ST SER Y||US||USD||Dec 1997|
|BCE.PRR||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD 1ST SER R||CA||CAD||Nov 2000|
|BCE.PRA||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD 1ST SER AA||CA||CAD||Mar 2002|
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|BCE.PRB||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD SHS SER AB||CA||CAD||Aug 2007|
|BCE.PRD||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||RED 1ST PFD AD||CA||CAD||Feb 2008|
|BCE.PRK||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||1ST PFD SER AK||CA||CAD||Jul 2011|
|BCE.PRJ||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD CL A-AJ||CA||CAD||Aug 2011|
|BCE.PRM||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||1ST PFD SER AM||CA||CAD||Sep 2014|
|BCE.PRO||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||1SR PFD SER AO||CA||CAD||Sep 2014|
|BCE.PRQ||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||1SR PFD SER AQ||CA||CAD||Sep 2014|
|BCE.PRN||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||RED PFD 1ST AN||CA||CAD||Apr 2016|
|BCE.PRL||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||1ST PFD SER AL||CA||CAD||Jan 2017|
BCE Inc., a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television (TV) services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in Canada. It operates in three segme ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/09/20 06:05|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/09/18 00:00|