One critical area is the type of lease you choose and any residual values associated when you lease equipment .These residual values may represent an additional significant profit to the lease company in the transaction.
Are there ways you can actually profit from the type of lease you choose? We think there are, and we will demonstrate how
The residual value is a solid portion of the lenders over all ' return ' on the transaction. Again, lessor return often equates to lessee shortfall, and you are the lessee!
So what is that residual value? At the end of the term of any lease there are options that any savvy borrower should both negotiate and understand. If you enter into a ' true operating lease ' then you have the option to return the equipment to the lessor (or maybe it is the manufacturer itself) when the lease transaction has terminated.
Many major manufacturers of equipment, computers, etc have large in house leasing divisions which are profit centers for their financing options they provide customers.
When the equipment is returned the lessor re-sells the equipment, or in some cases actually rents or leases out the equipment again, obviously on a ' previously used ' basis. In the construction or aircraft industry assets can be used as long as 10- 20 years!
KEY POINT: Borrowers need to understand that the potential profit the lender/lessor realizes on a transaction hinges significantly on the final value of the asset at the end of the term.
Let's use a simple example. If a customer purchases something for a value of 100.00 and wants to lease it the lessor will perhaps estimate that the equipment will be worth 10% of its original value, or in our case, $ 10.00 at the end of the term of the lease. He will often base his rate on the expected recovery. Naturally the lender could receive more or less at the end of the lease term - he bases his price and interest rate accordingly.
Borrowers therefore might want to significantly investigate the residual value being contemplated in this type of operating lease transactions, and, in some cases, invoke their right to buy the equipment at the end of the lease. It could in fact be resold for a profit if the company has a strong sense the asset will maintain its value. Again, think aircraft and construction equipment in the equipment leasing example we used.
Naturally lease companies want to earn a profit - the question becomes what a reasonable profit is and is at your firm’s expense.
Speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian equipment leasing advisor who can provide you with real financing options when you lease equipment that make sense from your perspective, the borrower!
7 Park Avenue Financial :
Business financing for Canadian Firms , specializing in working capital, cash flow, asset based financing , Equipment Leasing , franchise finance and Cdn. Tax Credit Finance . Founded 2004 - Completed in excess of 100 Million $ of financing for Canadian corporations .
7 Park Avenue Financial
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Office = 905 829 2653
Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.
Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 his employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977-1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980-1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994-2004 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.
Stan has over 40 years of business and finance executive experience. He has been recognized as a credit/financial executive for three of the largest technology companies in the world; Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment and Cable & Wireless. Stan has had in depth, hands on experience in assessing and evaluating thousands of companies that are seeking financing and expansion. He has been instrumental in helping many companies progress through every phase of financing, mergers & acquisitions, sales and marketing and human resources. Stan has worked with startups and public corporations and has many times established the financial wherewithal of organizations before approving millions of dollars of financing facilities and instruments on behalf of his employers.