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.
Robert Gordon, CEO of Hitachi Capital UK
“Despite the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the KPIs tracked by the Leaseurope Index in the second quarter, the third-quarter results indicate the European leasing industry had started to recover, albeit at a lower level compared to the same period last year. European lessors have managed to stabilize their portfolios and continuously lower operating costs. However, the highly uncertain economic environment has continued to be reflected in the recognition of higher provisioning for credit losses by European lessors. In 2020 overall, the European Commission predicts that business investment will have fallen, but marginal growth is expected in 2021. The impact of second and possibly third waves of Covid-19 across Europe and the potential rollout of vaccines in 2021 make the future difficult to predict or navigate. However, the need for leasing as a funder of business investment remains clear and we stand ready to assist European firms, large and small, through their recovery.”
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.