BCE (BCE) earnings: expect -3% revenue decline

5:07 pm ET, 01 May 2019

BCE, Inc. (BCE) is announcing earnings on May 02, before market opening. Wondering what revenue and earnings will look like?

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $4.29B, which implies -3% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.58. If this materializes, EPS will decline -8% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, BCE, Inc. (BCE) returned +0.65%.

How is the stock valued?

BCE, Inc. (BCE) forward P/E ratio is 15.78, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratio.

What do analysts say about the stock?

BCE, Inc. (BCE) average analyst price target is 1.07% above its current price ($44.74).

For the latest price and information on BCE, Inc., please visit Finstead and ask for "BCE", "BCE analysis" or "BCE news".

Powered by Froala Editor

BCE, Inc. (BCE) Stock Guide

Updated at: 12:08 pm ET, 17 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for BCE stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "BCE quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on BCE stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "BCE". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "BCE news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell BCE, Inc. (BCE)? Interested in getting the full scoop on BCE, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this BCE stock guide, we'll address key questions about BCE, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are BCE earnings?
2. What is BCE dividend?
3. What is BCE dividend yield?
4. What is BCE stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
5. BCE buy or sell? What is BCE Finny Score?
6. What are the reasons to buy BCE? Why should I buy BCE stock?
7. What are the reasons to sell BCE? Why should I sell BCE stock?
8. What are BCE key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are BCE earnings?

BCE trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $2.29.

2. What is BCE dividend?

BCE forward dividend is $2.51.

3. What is BCE dividend yield?

BCE forward dividend yield is 5.84%.

Analyst Predictions

4. What is BCE stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on BCE analyst price targets, BCE stock forecast is $47.54 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for BCE stock is $47.54. The prediction is based on 14 analyst estimates.

The low price target for BCE is $40.14, while the high price target is $53.99.

BCE analyst rating is Hold.

Analysis

5. BCE buy or sell? What is BCE Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:67}Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell BCE, resulting in Finny Score of 67.

6. What are the reasons to buy BCE? Why should I buy BCE stock?

Here are the reasons to buy BCE stock:

  • BCE forward dividend yield is 5.84%, higher than the industry (0.72%) and sector (0.66%) forward dividend yields. See BCE forward dividend chart.
  • BCE forward P/E ratio is 14.80, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See BCE forward P/E ratio chart.
  • BCE PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 7.58, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See BCE PEG chart.
  • BCE average analyst price target ($47.54) is above its current price ($42.48). See BCE price target chart.

7. What are the reasons to sell BCE? Why should I sell BCE stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell BCE stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • BCE quarterly revenue growth was -9.10%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.59% and 0.60%, respectively). See BCE revenue growth chart.
  • BCE short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.09. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See BCE short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

8. What are BCE key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for BCE:

Metrics BCE
Price $41.09
Average Price Target / Upside $47.54 / 15.71%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 5.84%
Industry Telecom Services
Sector Communication Services
Number of Employees 52,790
Market Cap $38.39B
Forward P/E Ratio 14.80
Price/Book Ratio N/A
Revenue (TTM) N/A
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -9.10%
Profit Margin 11.13%

If you liked this analysis, check out Stock Guides for other stocks.

Follow Us