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BCE (formerly Bell Canada Enterprises) is a holding company providing LTE, Fibe Internet and TV, wireless home Internet, cloud and data hosting, IP voice and collaboration, connected cars, smart cities, and IoT solutions. It operates across 3 segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. Bell Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data communications products and services. Bell Wireline offers data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television (IPTV), local telephone, long-distance, as well as other communications services and products. Bell Media delivers conventional, specialty, and pay TV, as well as out-of-home (OOH) advertising, digital media, radio broadcasting, and streaming services.

TypePublic
Founded1880
HQMontreal, CA
Websitebce.ca
Employee Ratings3.4

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)52,100(-1%)
Job Openings524
Revenue (FY, 2019)C$24 B(+3%)
Share Price (Jun 2021)C$61.2
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at BCE

Mirko Bibic

Mirko Bibic

President and Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
Michael Cole

Michael Cole

Chief Information Officer
Stephen Howe

Stephen Howe

Chief Technology Officer
Bernard le Duc

Bernard le Duc

Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive VP, Corporate Services
Glen Leblanc

Glen Leblanc

Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chair, Atlantic Canada
Karine Moses

Karine Moses

Vice Chair, Québec and President, Bell Media Québec
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BCE Office Locations

BCE has an office in Montreal
Montreal, CA (HQ)
4 Building A 1 Carrefour Alexander Graham Bell, Verdun
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BCE Financials and Metrics

BCE Revenue

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BCE's revenue was reported to be C$23.96 b in FY, 2019 which is a 2.1% increase from the previous period.
CAD

Revenue (Q3, 2020)

5.8b

Gross profit (Q3, 2020)

4.0b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2020), %

69.1%

Net income (Q3, 2020)

740.0m

EBITDA (Q3, 2020)

2.5b

Market capitalization (16-Jun-2021)

55.3b

Closing stock price (16-Jun-2021)

61.2

Cash (30-Sept-2020)

1.7b

EV

81.5b
BCE's current market capitalization is C$55.3 b.
Annual
CADFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

22.7b23.5b24.0b

Revenue growth, %

3%2%

Cost of goods sold

7.1b7.4b7.4b

Gross profit

15.7b16.1b16.6b
Quarterly
CADQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

5.4b5.7b5.7b5.6b5.8b5.9b5.7b5.9b6.0b5.7b5.4b5.8b

Cost of goods sold

1.6b1.7b1.7b1.7b1.7b1.8b1.7b1.7b1.8b1.7b1.5b1.8b

Gross profit

3.8b4.0b4.0b3.9b4.1b4.1b4.0b4.2b4.2b4.0b3.9b4.0b

Gross profit Margin, %

70%70%70%69%70%70%70%71%70%71%73%69%
Annual
CADFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

625.0m425.0m145.0m

Accounts Receivable

3.1b3.0b3.0b

Prepaid Expenses

375.0m244.0m194.0m

Inventories

380.0m432.0m427.0m
Annual
CADFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

3.0b3.0b3.3b

Depreciation and Amortization

4.0b4.0b4.4b

Cash From Operating Activities

7.4b7.4b8.0b

Purchases of PP&E

(4.0b)(4.0b)(4.0b)
Quarterly
CADQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Net Income

725.0m1.5b2.4b709.0m1.5b2.3b791.0m1.6b2.5b733.0m1.0b1.8b

Depreciation and Amortization

907.0m1.9b2.9b992.0m2.0b3.0b1.1b2.2b3.3b1.1b2.2b3.3b

Cash From Operating Activities

1.3b3.5b5.7b1.5b3.6b5.6b1.5b3.6b5.9b1.5b4.0b6.1b

Purchases of PP&E

(852.0m)(1.9b)(2.9b)(931.0m)(2.0b)(3.0b)(850.0m)(1.8b)(2.8b)(783.0m)(1.7b)(2.7b)
CADQ1, 2017

Debt/Equity

1.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

2.8 x
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BCE Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Axia NetMediaAugust 31, 2018$154 m
Alarm Force IndustriesJanuary 05, 2018c$182 m
MTSMarch 17, 2017c$3.9 b
Cieslok Media Ltd.January 03, 2017$161 m
Q9 NetworksOctober 03, 2016c$1.1 b
CorusMarch 31, 2016
Toronto Argonauts Football ClubDecember 31, 2015
GlentelNovember 28, 2014$594 m
Bell Aliant Inc.October 02, 2014$3.95 b
Maple Leaf Sports & EntertainmentAugust 22, 2012
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BCE Revenue Breakdown

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BCE revenue breakdown by business segment: 37.9% from Bell Wireless, 50.4% from Bell Wireline and 11.7% from Bell Media

BCE Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

91/100

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BCE Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

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BCE Online and Social Media Presence

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BCE News and Updates

BCE Beats Expectations Ahead of 5G Spectrum Auction in June

BCE Beats Expectations Ahead of 5G Spectrum Auction in June

BCE Q1 2021 results to be announced

Participants will include Mirko Bibic , President and Chief Executive Officer, and Glen LeBlanc , Chief Financial Officer. Media are welcome to participate on a listen-only basis.read more

BCE Q1 2021 results to be announced April 29

MONTRÉAL, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE) (NYSE: BCE) will hold its first-quarter 2021 results conference call with the financial community on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8:00 am eastern. Participants will include Mirko Bibic, President and Chief Executive Officer, and...

BCE files 2020 annual report on Form 40-F

MONTRÉAL, March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE) (NYSE: BCE) today announced the filing of its 2020 annual report on Form 40-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). BCE's Form 40-F includes audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020, and...

BCE Shares Rise as Profit Hit Is Lighter Than Expected

BCE Profit Drops as Pandemic Crimps Wireless, Media Revenue

BCE reports results of conversion of its series R preferred shares into series Q preferred shares

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE) (NYSE: BCE) today announced that none of its fixed rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series R (Series R Preferred Shares) will be converted into floating rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series Q...
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BCE Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was BCE founded?

    BCE was founded in 1880.

  • Who are BCE key executives?

    BCE's key executives are Mirko Bibic, Michael Cole and Stephen Howe.

  • How many employees does BCE have?

    BCE has 52,100 employees.

  • What is BCE revenue?

    Latest BCE annual revenue is C$24 b.

  • What is BCE revenue per employee?

    Latest BCE revenue per employee is C$460 k.

  • Who are BCE competitors?

    Competitors of BCE include Videotron, Rogers Communications and Cogeco Connexion.

  • Where is BCE headquarters?

    BCE headquarters is located at 4 Building A 1 Carrefour Alexander Graham Bell, Verdun, Montreal.

  • Where are BCE offices?

    BCE has an office in Montreal.

  • How many offices does BCE have?

    BCE has 1 office.