Residual Value

One of the most important tasks for the CTO / Asset manager is the analysis and calculation of equipment residual values.  There are no magic formulas or short cuts and there are many variables that can affect the ultimate forecast on any, costly, asset.

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Fair Market Value

Fair Market Value (FMV) is defined as the estimated amount, expressed in terms of money, that may reasonably be expected for the equipment, in exchange, between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither under any compulsion to buy or sell, with both parties reasonable cognizant of all relevant facts and circumstances.

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Vendor Discounts

Discounting practices, transferability of the software, bundling of the maintenance into the cost of the equipment, and the inclusion of any financing of soft costs in the lease payments may determine if the leasing company made a good investment or bad investment.

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