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Why Lease?

Leasing May Be Your Best Option
Leasing is the only option for acquiring equipment in which you do not become the owner of the equipment. This can have some significant advantages that can contribute to the success of your business.

Technology Obsolescence Hedge
One of the largest risks in owning equipment is that the equipment will become obsolete before it can be fully depreciated. This results in a book loss upon the sale of the equipment or, in the best case, a "standard asset" being carried on the books, but not serving a useful purpose. Leasing separates the benefits of using equipment from those of owning equipment and allows you to hedge the risk.

Conserves Cash
Leasing lets you invest in your business, not in the infrastructure to fund it.

Competitive Edge
Leasing provides the flexibility to use the latest technology, which is important for maintaining a competitive edge.

Simplifies Budgeting
The fixed monthly payments allow you to know exactly what cash outlays are required for the duration of the lease.

Upgrade Flexibility
Our Leases contain provisions for:

  • Equipment Swaps
  • Lease Rollovers
  • Coterminous Upgrades of Lease Equipment

These options allow you to easily match equipment capacity to the ever-changing needs of your business, both planned and unplanned. If equipment is owned, issues such as capital acquisition processes, market value versus book value, and access to secondary markets for disposal make it much more difficult to be responsive to a changing business climate.

Simplifies Budget Allocation
Some customers find that, without the need to calculate interest amortization or depreciation, time and effort can be saved by simply expensing lease payments. Leases can be approved faster as part of operating budgets, rather than undergoing a potentially tedious capital budget approval process.

Preserves Credit Lines
Leasing is an additional source of funding, allowing you to keep existing credit lines available for your business needs, much like keeping a cash reserve.

Protects Against Inflation
Fixed-payment leases let you know exactly what your monthly cash outlay will be for the duration of the lease. Variable-rate leases enable you to take advantage of falling interest rates.

Off Balance Sheet Financing
Providing that a lease qualifies as an operating lease, you need not show the lease commitment nor the corresponding assets on you balance sheet. This has the effect of improving many of your company's financial ratios.

Increased Return on Assets (ROA)
Since a leased asset does not appear on your balance sheet and leasing can result in improved reported earnings, your ROA (Net Income/Total Assets) is improved through lease financing. Since ROA can be an important yardstick for your company and its managers, this benefit of leasing can become very significant.

Using, Not Owning
Operating profits come from the use of equipment, not the ownership of it. Leasing allows equipment use without the risk of ownership.

Customized Payment Flexibility
In addition to standard leasing arrangements, you can also select from such flexible options to tailor payments to your specific cash-flow needs.

  • Deferrals
  • Step-Up Structures
  • Step-Down Structures

Conclusion
Since leasing is the best use of cash, gives the best return on investment, conserves capital, and preserves lines of credit, leasing is quickly becoming the procurement method of choice by virtually all types of businesses that require any type of technology ... from personal computers to the largest multinational networked environments.