It may be interesting to you that about 30% of all new equipment placed in service each year is leased rather than purchased. More than 80% of U. S. companies lease their equipment. Leasing, once considered an alternative, has become the largest single source of funds to support the acquisition of office equipment in the United States.
Every company has different needs, different cash flow patterns and sometimes irregular streams of income. Often little cash and constricted debt lines characterize startup companies. Mature companies may have other needs—to stay debt free or to comply with debt covenants. Leasing has advantages for each situation.