Lease accounting: finance lease accounting: finance lessors: net investment
Under both FRS102 and IAS 17, a lessor’s net investment in a lease is the gross investment in the lease discounted at the interest rate implicit in the lease.
The lessor’s gross investment in the lease is the aggregate of:
- the minimum lease payments receivable by the lessor under a finance lease, and
- any unguaranteed residual value accruing to the lessor.
Thus the lessor’s net investment is, in practice, broadly equivalent to the cost of the leased asset.