The Leaseurope Index Quarterly survey tracks aggregate European level financial performance indicators four times per year, providing an up-to-date look at the financial health of the leasing sector in Europe.
In addition to the regular quarterly report, Leaseurope publishes a more detailed supplement, namely the Segment Survey. This annual report shows aggregate financial KPI ratios for each of four asset types, namely equipment, real estate, passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
Andy Hart, CEO Investec Asset Finance
“The first quarter of this year shows a subdued KPI performance due to the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic, in spite of new business volumes remaining healthy and portfolios expanding. Despite a relatively modest impact on financials like income and good cost/income control, the highly uncertain economic environment has been reflected in escalating loan loss provisions. Going forward, the European Commission has forecasted that business investment this year will experience a fall but is predicting a bounce back once the situation stabilises with the help of accommodative monetary policy. In these turbulent times, it is more important than ever to continue supporting businesses, particularly SMEs, to adapt and recover from the crisis. While lessors are also adapting themselves, the unique situation presents business opportunities for lessors to provide their services in new and beneficial ways.”
The Leaseurope Index is the only survey that tracks trends in key performance indicators for the leasing sector at European level. A representative sample of large pan-European leasing companies report their figures for each indicator to Leaseurope, which aggregates the results on a confidential basis. Due to the aggregate nature, no inferences can be made about any individual company’s performance based on published data. The sample represents a significant share of the total European leasing market and is broadly representitive in terms of geographic and asset coverage, including general leasing companies, automotive lessors, captive equipment vendors etc.