BCE Company Profile (NYSE:BCE)

About BCE (NYSE:BCE)

BCE logoBCE Inc. is a communications company. The Company's segments include Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline and Bell Media. Its Bell Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data communications products and services to its residential, small and medium-sized business and large enterprise customers across Canada. Its Bell Wireline segment provides data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television (IPTV), local telephone, long distance, as well as other communications services and products to its residential, small and medium-sized business and large enterprise customers, primarily in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, while Satellite television (TV) service and connectivity to business customers are available nationally across Canada. Its Bell Media segment provides conventional, specialty and pay Television, digital media, and radio broadcasting services and out of home (OOH) advertising services to customers across Canada.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Integrated Telecommunications Services
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:BCE
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.bce.ca
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $42.63 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 900,350,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $47.33
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $46.05
  • 52 Week Range: $41.83 - $48.27
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.76
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.79
  • P/E Growth: 8.01
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $18.26 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.33
  • Book Value: $13.48 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.51
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $2.30
  • Dividend Yield: 4.9%
Profitability:
  • EBITDA: $6.84 billion
  • Net Margins: 12.85%
  • Return on Equity: 21.08%
  • Return on Assets: 5.78%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.16%
  • Current Ratio: 0.40%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.36%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 686,971 shs.
  • Beta: 0.35
  • Short Ratio: 5.88
 

Frequently Asked Questions for BCE (NYSE:BCE)

What is BCE's stock symbol?

BCE trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BCE."

How often does BCE pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BCE?

BCE announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.575 per share on Sunday, October 15th. This represents a $2.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.86%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This is an increase from BCE's previous quarterly dividend of $0.53. View BCE's Dividend History.

How were BCE's earnings last quarter?

BCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.67 by $0.02. The firm earned $5.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.65 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 21.08% and a net margin of 12.85%. BCE's revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.94 earnings per share. View BCE's Earnings History.

What guidance has BCE issued on next quarter's earnings?

BCE issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.36. The company issued revenue guidance of $22.6-23.0 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $22.74 billion.

Where is BCE's stock going? Where will BCE's stock price be in 2017?

9 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for BCE's shares. Their predictions range from $51.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate BCE's share price to reach $57.80 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for BCE.

Who are some of BCE's key competitors?

Who are BCE's key executives?

BCE's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Gordon Melbourne Nixon, Chairman of the Board
  • George Alexander Cope, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
  • Glen LeBlanc, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Charles W. Brown, President – The Source of Bell Canada
  • Rizwan Jamal, President - Bell Residential Services of Bell Canada
  • Blaik Kirby, President - Bell Mobility of Bell Canada
  • Randy Lennox, President - Bell Media of Bell Canada
  • Thomas Little, President – Bell Business Markets of Bell Canada
  • Wade Oosterman, Group President of BCE and Bell Canada
  • Martine Turcotte, Vice Chairman, Quebec of the Company and Bell Canada

Who owns BCE stock?

BCE's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fulton Bank N.A. (0.01%) and First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services (0.00%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for BCE.

Who sold BCE stock? Who is selling BCE stock?

BCE's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services. View Insider Buying and Selling for BCE.

Who bought BCE stock? Who is buying BCE stock?

BCE's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fulton Bank N.A.. View Insider Buying and Selling for BCE.

How do I buy BCE stock?

Shares of BCE can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is BCE's stock price today?

One share of BCE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $47.35.


MarketBeat Community Rating for BCE (NYSE BCE)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  196 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  299 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  495
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BCE and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for BCE (NYSE:BCE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.44)
Consensus Price Target: $57.80 (22.07% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Price Target History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Analysts' Ratings History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/27/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$62.00 -> $60.00MediumView Rating Details
8/4/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$47.00 -> $51.00LowView Rating Details
7/18/2017ArgusInitiated CoverageHold -> HoldLowView Rating Details
5/16/2017Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetHold$60.00LowView Rating Details
4/6/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> BuyLowView Rating Details
2/3/2017DesjardinsUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/9/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform -> Sector Perform$61.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2016Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$58.00N/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$65.00N/AView Rating Details
4/22/2016ScotiabankDowngradeSector Outperform -> Sector Perform$59.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
12/4/2015Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
11/6/2015National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingSector Perform$43.00N/AView Rating Details
10/27/2015MacquarieDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Earnings by Quarter for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Earnings History by Quarter for BCE (NYSE BCE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/3/20176/30/2017$0.67$0.65$5.65 billion$5.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/20173/31/2017$0.65$0.66$5.37 billion$5.38 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q416$0.59$0.57$4.30 billion$5.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.69$0.70$4.03 billion$5.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$0.91$0.94$4.10 billion$5.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.84$0.85$5.33 billion$5.27 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415$0.72$0.72$5.63 billion$5.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.65$0.72$5.30 billion$5.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.67$0.71$5.31 billion$5.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.63$0.70$5.23 billion$5.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$0.59$0.58$5.44 billion$5.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.77$0.83$5.14 billion$5.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$0.77$0.75$5.20 billion$4.65 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.76$0.81$5.12 billion$5.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q413$0.70$0.70$5.41 billion$5.38 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313$0.77$0.75$5.16 billion$5.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q213$0.76$0.77$4.98 billion$5.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2013Q113$0.71$0.77$4.97 billion$4.92 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2013$0.66$0.65$5.17 billion$5.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012$0.78$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012$0.82$1.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.76$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012$0.68$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$0.74$0.93ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.79$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2011$0.70$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2011$0.60$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.63
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.63$0.68$0.65
Q2 20173$0.64$0.69$0.67
Q3 20172$0.68$0.71$0.70
Q4 20172$0.60$0.62$0.61
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Most Recent Dividend:10/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.30
Dividend Yield:4.86%
Dividend Growth:-3.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:94.26% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
86.14% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
81.56% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for BCE (NYSE:BCE)

Dividend History by Quarter for BCE (NYSE BCE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/3/2017Quarterly$0.584.92%9/14/20179/15/201710/15/2017
4/27/2017quarterly$0.534.66%6/13/20176/15/20177/15/2017
2/3/2017quarterly$0.554.97%3/13/20173/15/20174/15/2017
11/4/2016quarterly$0.514.61%12/13/201612/15/20161/15/2017
8/5/2016quarterly$0.524.36%9/13/20169/15/201610/15/2016
4/29/2016quarterly$0.544.59%6/13/20166/15/20167/15/2016
2/5/2016quarterly$0.494.67%3/11/20163/15/20164/15/2016
11/6/2015quarterly$0.504.65%12/11/201512/15/20151/15/2016
8/11/2015quarterly$0.494.83%9/11/20159/15/201510/15/2015
5/1/2015quarterly$0.544.85%6/11/20156/15/20157/15/2015
2/6/2015quarterly$0.524.57%3/12/20153/16/20154/15/2015
11/7/2014quarterly$0.544.83%12/11/201412/15/20141/15/2015
8/8/2014quarterly$0.575.15%9/11/20149/15/201410/15/2014
5/6/2014quarterly$0.565.05%6/12/20146/16/20147/15/2014
2/7/2014quarterly$0.565.27%3/12/20143/14/20144/15/2014
11/7/2013$0.5612/12/201312/16/20131/15/2014
11/8/2013quarterly$0.565.05%12/12/201312/16/20131/15/2014
8/9/2013quarterly$0.565.54%9/12/20139/16/201310/15/2013
5/10/2013quarterly$0.584.89%6/12/20136/14/20137/15/2013
2/8/2013quarterly$0.585.28%3/13/20133/15/20134/15/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Headlines

Headline Trends for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
Latest Headlines for BCE (NYSE:BCE)
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DateHeadline
baystreet.ca logoThis High-Yielder is Ready to Disrupt the Telecom Space: Time to Buy
www.baystreet.ca - October 18 at 3:21 AM
reuters.com logoCorus Entertainment to sell channels to Bell Media for C$200 million
www.reuters.com - October 17 at 10:18 PM
fool.ca logoHere’s Why BCE Inc. Should Stay in Your Portfolio
www.fool.ca - October 17 at 5:13 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat Awaits Rogers Communications (RCI) in Q3 Earnings?
finance.yahoo.com - October 16 at 5:12 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoRogers’ mobile momentum under the microscope as telecom earnings season begins
www.theglobeandmail.com - October 15 at 9:15 PM
investorplace.com logoBCE’s (BCE) Superior Quant Score Makes it a Buy
investorplace.com - October 13 at 3:07 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing BCE (BCE) and Orange SA (ORAN)
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 12 at 8:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE Q3 2017 results to be announced November 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 12 at 5:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BCE-US : October 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 12 at 5:12 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE, Inc. (BCE) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 11 at 4:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades BCE, Inc. (BCE) to "Buy"
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 8 at 9:56 PM
investorplace.com logoBCE (BCE) Stock Upgraded to Buy from a Hold
investorplace.com - October 6 at 3:57 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 6-K BCE INC For: Oct 05 - StreetInsider.com
www.streetinsider.com - October 5 at 7:29 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBell Canada announces redemption price for Series M-36 debentures due April 2018
finance.yahoo.com - October 5 at 2:27 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE, Inc. : BCE-US: Dividend Analysis : September 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 5 at 2:27 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCan BCE Inc (TSX:BCE) Improve Your Portfolio Returns?
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 4:07 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE (BCE) & Telefonica Brasil (VIV) Head-To-Head Contrast
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 30 at 6:44 AM
bizjournals.com logoEnergy-focused PE firm, Oklahoma E&P co. create JV to drill in STACK
www.bizjournals.com - September 29 at 8:48 PM
prnewswire.com logoInitiating Research Reports on Telecom Services Equities -- Windstream, Altice USA, BCE Inc., and Pareteum - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - September 27 at 7:39 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE, Inc. (BCE) Price Target Cut to $60.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 27 at 12:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCritical Survey: BCE (BCE) & Its Competitors
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 26 at 8:12 AM
theglobeandmail.com logoWhy Bell is spending billions to run fibre-optic cable directly to your home - The Globe and Mail
www.theglobeandmail.com - September 23 at 1:27 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE, Inc. (BCE) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 16 at 4:36 PM
fool.ca logoShaw Communications Inc.: Investors Are Underestimating the Long-Term Potential of Freedom Mobile - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - September 16 at 2:54 AM
theglobeandmail.com logoBains defends spectrum auction ‘set asides,’ pledges funding for Nunavut broadband
www.theglobeandmail.com - September 14 at 10:06 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoDividend investing works: Here’s five years of proof
www.theglobeandmail.com - September 13 at 1:27 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead to Head Comparison: BCE (BCE) & BT Group PLC (BT)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 11:06 AM
bizjournals.com logoBell Media Announces Senior Leadership Team Organizational Changes
www.bizjournals.com - September 7 at 4:27 PM
fool.ca logoThe 4-Stock Portfolio Every Investor Needs
www.fool.ca - September 6 at 4:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE Up 2.1% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
finance.yahoo.com - September 5 at 6:06 PM
fool.ca logoNew Investors: Jump-Start Your Portfolio With These 3 Growing Dividend Stocks
www.fool.ca - September 4 at 3:56 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoCRTC gives Internet resellers early access to BCE's fibre-optic service - The Globe and Mail
www.theglobeandmail.com - August 29 at 9:45 PM
fool.ca logoOvercome Volatility With These Dividend Stocks Yielding 5% - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - August 28 at 4:28 PM
fool.ca logoCan BCE Inc. Get to $60 and Stay There? - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - August 28 at 4:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE reports results of Series AA and AB Preferred Share conversions
finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 8:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE, Inc. (BCE) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 22 at 4:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPLDT (PHI) versus BCE (BCE) Head to Head Comparison
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 10:58 AM
fool.ca logoBetter Buy for Dividend Investors: BCE Inc. vs. Shaw Communications Inc.
www.fool.ca - August 12 at 4:07 PM
fool.ca logoBetter Buy for Dividend Investors: BCE Inc. vs. Shaw Communications Inc.
www.fool.ca - August 12 at 4:07 PM
nasdaq.com logoTelecom Stock Roundup: DISH Network, Telephone and Data Systems and BCE Disappoint in Q2 - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 10 at 5:34 PM
nasdaq.com logoDoes BCE Inc. (BCE) Make for a Suitable Value Pick Now? - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 10 at 5:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDoes BCE Inc. (BCE) Make for a Suitable Value Pick Now?
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 5:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about BCE Inc.
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 2:39 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCorporate News Blog - GroupM's Brian Lesser Moves to AT&T as CEO of New Advertising & Analytics Business
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 4:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBCE, Inc. :BCE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 8, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 4:10 PM
fool.ca logoRRSP Investors: Are These 2 Top Canadian Dividend Stocks On Sale?
www.fool.ca - August 7 at 3:53 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for BCE, Inc. (BCE) Increased by National Bank Financial
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 8:09 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCormark Equities Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for BCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 8:09 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDesjardins Weighs in on BCE, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (BCE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 7 at 8:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) PT Raised to $51.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 6 at 3:54 PM

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