Friday February 24th 2017: BCE Inc., BCE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Telecom Services – Domestic in the sector of Technology. Based in Canada, BCE Inc., BCE has a market cap of 40.8 B. Since its IPO date on the 11/15/1982, BCE Inc., BCE performance year to date is 6.29%. Today BCE Inc., BCE has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 45.96.
Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 52.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 83.00%. Return of assets are at 5.70%, with return on investment at 11.50%.
In terms of debt levels and profit levels, BCE Inc., BCE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.19. While Total debt/equity is 1.62. With a profit margin of 13.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 69.00%, and operating margin of 23.50%. BCE Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.4, while the quick ratio is 0.4.
For the last year BCE Inc., BCE has seen a EPS growth of 11.70%. A performance for the year of -5.41%. The 52-week high is -6.26%, and the 52-week low is 9.87%. The average volume for BCE Inc., BCE is 0.
With a target price of 47.19, can BCE Inc., BCE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of BCE Inc., BCE. BCE Inc. has a P/E of 17.78 and a forward P/E of 16.47. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.92. BCE Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.38 and 3.44 respectively. For P/cash, BCE Inc. has a value of 101.76, while it is 99.43 for P/free cash flow.
At the current price of 45.96, BCE Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.46%. We see a return on equity of 21.50%.
Looking more long-term BCE Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 3.62%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.84% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 11.70% for this year and for the last five years a 3.00% growth has been seen.