Ratio Review: Analyzing BCE Inc (BCE)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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After finishing at $32.09 in the prior trading day, BCE Inc (NYSE: BCE) closed at $31.33, down -2.37%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$2.37 from its previous closing price. On the day, 3.63 million shares were traded. BCE stock price reached its highest trading level at $32.165 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $31.125.


Our goal is to gain a better understanding of BCE by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 23.30 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 11.68. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.52 and its Current Ratio is at 0.55. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.88 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.56.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, BCE now has a Market Capitalization of 29562109952 and an Enterprise Value of 68527587328. As of this moment, BCE’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 21.98, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 14.05. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 12.93. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.57 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.35. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.782 whereas that against EBITDA is 7.86.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for BCE is 0.61, which has changed by -0.31203336 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.23886502 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, BCE has reached a high of $46.02, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $31.82. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -6.40%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -14.96%.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 2.10M shares per day over the past 3-months and 2187960 shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 912.27M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 911.62M. Insiders hold about 0.07% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 41.44% stake in the company. Shares short for BCE as of 1718323200 were 35486095 with a Short Ratio of 16.89, compared to 1715731200 on 24436043.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, BCE’s forward annual dividend rate was 3.9, compared to 2.90 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.12153319The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 6.04. The current Payout Ratio is 170.05% for BCE, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-06-14 with an ex-dividend date of 1718323200. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 1997-05-23 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

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