Equipment Leasing Companies – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
- Market size and major product and service segments
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)
Publications available from this trade association include:
Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for equipment finance executives, with topics addressed in this publication including market conditions, business operations, asset management, accounting, taxation, and regulation, and special features including the "State of the Industry" issue that discusses key factors to watch in the year ahead. Current digital edition is available free online.
Monthly Leasing and Finance Index
Monthly index provides current and historical trend data for commercial lease and finance activities, with measures provided in the report including new business volume, accounts receivables over 30 days old, average charge-offs as a percentage of net receivables, credit approvals as a percentage of credit decisions submitted, and percentage change in total number of employees from prior year.
Survey of Equipment Finance Activity
Comprehensive annual survey provides a detailed analysis of lease and finance activities by type of organization, market segment, organization size, and business model, with report sections including new business volume, yield and funding, financial statements and ratios, portfolio performance, and business processes. Executive summary including detailed table of contents is available free online.
Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (ELFF)
Publications available from this organization include:
Monthly Confidence Index
Monthly index provides a qualitative assessment of prevailing business conditions and expectations for the next six months as reported by key equipment finance executives, with questions addressed in the survey including prevailing business conditions, expected product demand, access to capital to fund business assets, planned changes in employment, and expected U.S. economic conditions.
U.S. Economic Outlook
Quarterly economic outlook report analyzes global and domestic trends impacting capital spending for the coming year, and provides capital investment forecasts for twelve vertical markets including agriculture, aircraft, construction, computers, materials handling, medical, mining and oilfield, other industrial, railroad, ships and boats, software, and trucks. Outlook reports are available free online.
State of the Industry
Annual state of the industry report analyzes the results of the "ELFA Survey of Equipment Finance Activity", with topics addressed in this publication including key figures and trends, industry growth drivers, new business volume, yield and funding costs, portfolio performance, business operations, financial performance, long-term capital investment trends, and emerging trends and opportunities.
Industry Future Council Report
Based on input from a cross section of selected business executives, this report examines issues, trends, challenges, and opportunities affecting the industry and assesses their likely impact on the future growth and business operations of equipment lease and finance companies on both a near- term and longer-term basis. Current and previous editions of the report can be viewed free online.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Equipment Rental / Finance Leasing
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- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Survey of Equipment Finance Activity
Financial statement section of this annual survey provides cumulative income statements, cumulative balance sheets, and five-year historical financial ratios for participating commercial lease and finance companies, with financial information analyzed by type of organization, market segment, organization size, and business model. Executive summary with detailed table of contents is available free online.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
Compensation resources available from this trade association include:
ELFA Compensation Survey
Annual salary survey provides information on base salaries, cash bonus and commission incentives, long-term compensation awards, and total compensation for more than ninety executive, front-office, and support job positions at over seventy companies representing a cross section of the equipment leasing and finance sector, including bank, captive, and independent equipment finance companies.
Small & Medium Enterprise Compensation Survey
Annual salary survey provides information on base salaries, bonuses, commissions, and benefits for specialized revenue and support positions at small to medium-sized bank, captive, and independent equipment finance companies (new origination volume under $250 million), with results displayed by company type (i.e., bank, captive, independent), new business volume, market segment, and region.
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