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Top Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2016 continued
Many Equipment Sectors Poised for Growth Amid Moderate Business Investment Environment
Jan. 12, 2016 - The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) which represents the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, today revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2016. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend over $1.6 trillion in capital goods or fixed business investment (including software) this year, financing a majority of those assets, these trends impact a significant portion of the U.S. economy. Businesses will find opportunities for equipment investment as solid market conditions and an improving U.S. economy prevail over global headwinds and potential policy changes.
ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta said, "Equipment acquisition is critical in driving the supply chains across all U.S. manufacturing and service sectors. Equipment leasing and financing provide the source of funding for a majority of U.S. businesses to acquire the productive assets they need to operate and grow. To assist businesses in planning their acquisition strategies, we have distilled recent research data, including the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook Report, industry participants' expertise and member input from ELFA meetings and conferences to provide our best insight for the Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2016."
Equipment investment will vary widely by industry vertical.
Look for a handful of equipment verticals to account for weakness in business investment, and others to gain momentum. Among the underperforming equipment types are agriculture, mining and oilfield, railroad, industrial and materials handling equipment. Medical equipment, computers and software are strengthening and construction equipment should remain solid with an improving housing sector.
Customer demand for greater flexibility and convenience will increase the use of non-standard financing agreements.
Shifts in customer preferences for managed services (bundling equipment, services, supplies and software), pay-per-use leases and alternative financing will spur equipment finance companies to find innovative ways to fill the demand. These deals won't replace standard leases, but will become a larger proportion of financings.
Low oil prices will continue to impede energy investment.
In 2016, global oil production will remain elevated due to factors including improved U.S. oil industry efficiency and increased supply from China, Argentina and Iran. The result is likely to be sustained low oil prices, which will continue to dampen energy equipment investment.
Eyes will be on 2016 presidential election for potential policy shifts.
The potential outcomes of the 2016 presidential election and their related policy implications will give businesses new factors to weigh when making their equipment acquisition plans.
Looming "wild cards" could influence business investment decisions.
Additional factors could present headwinds to equipment investment in 2016. A low inventory of homes in a housing market poised for a breakout year could either cause construction investment to surge or push up home prices and deter would-be buyers. The stronger U.S. labor market could accelerate wage growth, which would cause consumer confidence and spending to rise, but may also spur inflation, which could encourage the Fed to raise interest rates faster than expected. Last, a threat of continuing terrorist attacks could present economic and policy implications that in the short and longterm could divert capital spending resources.
Does your equipment finance company:
- understand your needs;
- have a streamlined credit application and approval process;
- have extensive expertise with economic cycles;
- have experience in your business sector;
- offer creative repayment structures.
Rates are at historical lows - credit standards encompass a broad range of tansactions and Brandywine Capital remains committed to helping your company obtain the capital you need to continue to grow your business. We pledge to continue to work in an ethical, efficient and proactive way to provide your financing.
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No hidden fees or surprises. We charge only one fee – to prepare all the proper documents for your transaction – before your transaction takes place.
No automatic renewals. Unlike others, our agreements do not automatically renew without your knowledge.
No end of lease surprises. Any payments due at the end of your lease – such as a buy-out amount – are discussed with you and clearly stated in your documents.
Consistent billing. Your payment due date is always the same every month.
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