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BCE Inc. Q1 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

BCE Inc. (BCE.TO) revealed earnings for its first quarter that rose from last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $740 million, or $0.82 per share. This compares with $661 million, or $0.73 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Excluding items, BCE Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $692 million or $0.77 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.65 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

BCE Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $692 Mln. vs. $719 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $0.77 vs. $0.80 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.65

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