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BCE Inc. Q2 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

BCE Inc. (BCE.TO) revealed earnings for its second quarter that climbed from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $761 million, or $0.85 per share. This compares with $704 million, or $0.79 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Excluding items, BCE Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $847 million or $0.94 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.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 2.4% to $5.93 billion from $5.79 billion last year.

BCE Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $847 Mln. vs. $777 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $0.94 vs. $0.86 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.65
-Revenue (Q2): $5.93 Bln vs. $5.79 Bln last year.

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