The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict BCE's revenues will drop -5.2% and EPS will wane 13%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.87 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.80.
Last quarter, BCE chalked up revenue of $4.92 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.60 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.75. GAAP EPS of $0.74 for Q1 were 7.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.69 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 39.7%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.9%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.4%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $20.01 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.14.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 225 members rating the stock outperform and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 67 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 61 give BCE a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on BCE is hold, with an average price target of $40.93.
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