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.
Peter Hupfeld, CEO of Nordea Finance
"The first quarter of this year shows a positive performance with financial indicators improving, particularly income and profitability. Despite the uncertain environment remaining, an economic optimism has been reflected in the releasing of loan loss provisions. As uncertainties regarding the further evolution of the pandemic and EU-UK trade relations diminish, the European Commission has forecast that business investment will pick up more strongly in the second half of this year. Thus, after the difficulties of last year, it is a good moment for lessors to expand support for European businesses, especially SMEs, as they recover from the crisis."
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.