BCE Inc.

BCE Inc.

BCE Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2004

Headquarters

1 Carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell, Building A, 7th Floor, Verdun, QC, H3E 3B3, CAN

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

52.1K

Industries

Other Business & Consulting Services
Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications

Company Description

BCE, Inc. is a telecommunications and media company, which engages in the provision of communication services to residential, business, and wholesale customers. It operates through the following segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment covers integrated digital wireless voice and data communications products and services to residential and business customers. The Bell Wireline segment offers data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television, local telephone, long distance, as well as other communications services and products to residential, small and medium-sized business, and large enterprise customers. The Bell Media segment includes conventional, specialty and pay television, digital media, radio broadcasting services, and out-of-home advertising services. The company was founded on February 25, 1970 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada.

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Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer

President, Bell Media of Bell Canada

Vice Chair, Quebec & President, Bell Media Quebec of Bell Canada

Vice Chair & Group President, Bell Canada

President, Bell Residential & Small Business of Bell Canada

President, Bell Business Markets

Board of Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer, RBC at Catalyst, Inc.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at BCE Inc.

Former Managing Partner at KMPG LLP

Chancellor at Canadian Business Hall of Fame

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at CDW Corporation

Former Chief Executive Officer & President at ACE Aviation Holdings, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Q9 Networks, Inc.

Chairman-Deans Council at Queen's University - Faculty of Law

President & Chief Executive Officer at Air Canada

Founder at Lenbrook, Inc.

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RGAM manages Canadian, US and global equity, fixed-income and balanced portfolios. Their investment approach relies on a variety of fundamental and quantitative research and technical analysis. The firm invests across a variety of sectors including: telecommunications services, financial services, materials, energy and non-energy minerals, utilities, industrials, consumer, life science/healthcare, health technology, information technology, media and natural resources/mining. RGAM’s fixed-income strategies focus on investments in government securities, investment grade bonds and high yield corporate bonds. In addition, they offer a debt strategy for emerging markets in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as investment strategies based on the use of futures, forwards and options.

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BMO seeks to achieve consistent, above average returns through a risk-controlled approach to asset management. The firm attempts to reduce risk through the use of different asset classes, diversification and intensive individual security analysis. Their equity investment approach focuses on investments in companies with the potential to create long-term wealth. Though not limited by sector, the firm tends to invest in the stocks of companies in the finance, energy minerals, non-energy minerals and industrial services sectors. BMO's fixed-income investment approach seeks capital preservation and returns commensurate with a given level of risk.

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Fidelity Investments Canada offer Canadian investors a full range of domestic, international and income-oriented mutual funds, as well as asset allocation, managed solutions, ETFs and a high net-worth program. It also invests in real estate. The firm employs fundamental analysis with a bottom-up stock picking approach to select investments. Their portfolio managers and analysts employ a hands-on investment approach which includes visiting companies, conducting interviews and communicating with competitors. Fidelity Investments Canada covers over 90% of the companies included on the major global indices.

Recent Transactions
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Equinix, Inc. purchases Bce, Inc. /25 Data Centres from BCE Inc.

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BCE Inc., Bell Media, Inc. purchase Groupe V Media, Inc. /V Network from Groupe V Media, Inc.

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BCE Inc., The Bell Telephone Company of Canada purchase Overactive Media Group

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onBCE Inc. purchases Teleglobe, Inc.

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Advised onBCE Inc. purchases Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc.

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Advised onBCE Inc. purchases Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc.

Counsel

Advised onBCE Inc. purchases Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc.

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Advised onBCE Inc. purchases Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc.

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Advised onBCE Inc. purchases Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Managing Director at Allen & Co. LLC

Legal Advisor

Faculty Member at Practising Law Institute

Legal Advisor

Coordinating Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Clients

Yellow Pages Ltd. is a digital media and marketing company. It is engaged in the provision of digital advertising and marketing solutions. The firm operates through the following segments: YP and Other. The YP segment provides small and medium-sized businesses across Canada digital and traditional marketing solutions, including online and mobile priority placement on Yellow Pages owned and operated media, content syndication, search engine solutions, website fulfillment, social media campaign management and digital display advertising, video production and print advertising. The Other segment includes YP Dine digital property allowing users to discover, search for and book local restaurants. Its digital media properties include Canada411, RedFlagDeals.com, ComFree/DuProprio, YP Dine, Yellow Pages NextHome, Bookenda.com, dine.TO, YP Shopwise and 411.ca. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

COGECO Inc. (“COGECO” or “the Company”) is a diversified communications company with shares listed on the Toronto stock exchange (“TSX”), under the symbol CGO. The Company strives to meet the communication needs of consumers and advertisers through cable distribution and radio broadcasting. Cogeco Cable Inc. (“Cogeco Cable”), the cable subsidiary, builds on its cable distribution base by offering Analogue and Digital Television, High Speed Internet and Telephony services. Cogeco Cable is the second largest cable telecommunications company In Ontario and Québec in terms of basic cable service customers. Cogeco Cable focuses its attention on the satisfaction of residential and business customers’ varied electronic communication needs by investing in state-of-the-art broadband network facilities, delivering a wide range of services over these facilities with great speed and reliability at attractive prices, and striving to provide superior customer service and growing profitability. Through its Cogeco Diffusion subsidiary, COGECO owns and operates 13 radio stations across most of Québec with complementary radio formats serving a wide range of audiences. COGECO endeavours to remain at the forefront of the communications sector through sound investments in facilities, the offering of leading edge communications services while pursuing increased profitability

TELUS Corp. is a telecommunications company. The company specializes in telecommunication services and products primarily for wireless and wireline voice and data. It operates through the following segments: Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment refers to the data and voice products for mobile technologies. The Wireline segment offers data solutions such as internet protocol, television, hosting, managed information technology and cloud-based services, business process outsourcing, certain healthcare solutions, as well as voice and other telecommunications services, and equipment sales. The company was founded on October 4, 1990 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$39.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$62B
Earnings Per Share
$2.47
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.63%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.33%
EBITDAMargin
42.17%
Enterprise Value / Sales
3.54x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
8.38x
TEVNet Income
26.55x
Debt TEV
0.31x
Revenue
$17.5B
Net Profit
$2.34B
EBITDA
$7.4B
Total Debt
$19.3B
Total Equity
$15.7B
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$1M - $5M
2018
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
$10M
04/2015
Investments
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NewStep Networks, Inc. developed fixed-mobile convergence applications. The company was founded by Lloyd Williams in 2003 and was headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Flash Networks Ltd. engages in the provision of mobile internet optimization and monetization solutions. It offers radio spectral efficiency, parental control, HD data monetization, and roaming data control solutions. The company was founded by Barak Ben-Avinoam in 1996 and is headquartered in Herzlia, Israel.

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SimplyCast Interactive Marketing Ltd. provides interactive and multi-channel communication software for organizations. The firm’s 360 Customer Flow Communication Platform is a feature rich solution combining marketing automation, inbound marketing and interactive communication. It provides organizations the ability to effectively reach customers on their preferred mode of communication. SimplyCast Interactive Marketing was founded by Steve Chomicz, Saeed El-Darahali and Karen Fegarty in 1999 and is headquartered in Dartmouth, Canada.

Investors
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Executive Director at Hongkong Land Holdings Ltd.

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