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.
Jochen Jehmlich, CEO Societe Generale Equipment Finance
“The KPIs tracked by the Leaseurope Index show that the European leasing industry was not exempt from the general downturn experienced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in the second quarter. At present, portfolios continue to expand despite a large drop in new business, and lessors have responded rapidly to the crisis by lowering costs and taking very conservative positions on loan loss provisions to reflect the highly uncertain economic environment. For the rest of the year, the European Commission has forecast a slow rebound in business investment due to lingering uncertainty surrounding demand and the future of UK-EU trading relations. Although this environment certainly presents additional challenges, European lessors will continue leveraging their strengths to provide much needed asset financing to facilitate business recovery, particularly for SMEs.”
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.