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BHPH vs LHPH Benchmarks

Trevor Watson | November 25, 2019

Interested in how Lease-Here, Pay-Here dealers stack up to their Buy-Here, Pay-Here peers?  Here is a comparison of recent benchmarks between the two models.  In 2018, LHPH dealers were rolling larger dollar vehicles, on leases that were eight months shorter in term, with the same monthly payment as the average BHPH dealer.

In subprime lending, you need to keep your terms as low as possible to reduce your risk, while still keeping the customer’s payments affordable.  LHPH provides the financial instrument to do just that.


Thirty Leases Per Month with Two Turns of Your Fleet

Tim Lawrence | October 29, 2019

One of the numerous advantages of Lease-Here, Pay-Here compared to BHPH is the recycling of inventory.  Unlike BHPH, with the lease, the dealer’s vehicle will come back to the dealership when the lease matures to be reconditioned and returned to the lot to be leased out again.

In the video below, you will see how a dealer leasing 30 units a month experiences a dramatic surge in cash flow and profitability as their portfolio matures and they begin recycling their fleet.

To learn more about this and all the other benefits Lease-Here, Pay-Here can offer your dealership, download our free E-Book here.

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Lease vs. Loan 101

Tim Lawrence    October 3, 2019

In this short video clip, our Chief Operating Officer, Tim Lawrence, explains the differences between a lease and a loan at the 2018 NABD Conference.  At the most basic level, this is why a LHPH dealer can offer smaller payments, with shorter terms than a BHPH dealer can on the same vehicle.

To find out more about the advantages of a Lease-Here, Pay-Here program, contact us at (619) 222-9990 ext. 1010 or read our FREE E-Book!

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Lease-Here, Pay-Here and Consumer Affordability as Used Car Prices Rise

Trevor Watson | September 30, 2019

The average price of a used car increased 14.8% between 2013 and 2017, and it continues to rise in lock step with new car prices.  As a result, the average monthly car payment has grown year-over-year.  This can be a strain on any car buyer, but particularly for the credit-challenged customer of a Buy-Here, Pay-Here dealership.

Lease-Here, Pay-Here provides an answer to the affordability issue.  Thanks to the structure of a lease, a LHPH dealer can roll a customer on a higher price vehicle and offer that customer the same or lower monthly payments than their BHPH competitor can offer on a cheaper unit.  This means LHPH dealers can adapt to the changing market, lease newer model year vehicles with lower mileage, and still maintain consumer affordability without extending term.

We recognize that affordability and the quality of your vehicles are important to your customers, and to your bottom-line. The Lease-Here, Pay-Here model provides an opportunity to move more units and create new revenue streams, while making it easier for your customers to obtain a vehicle from you and pay full term.

To find out more information about the LHPH model and LHPH Capital’s funding program, click below to read our E-book or call us at (619) 222-9990 ext. 1010.

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LHPH Dealership Interview – Markosian Auto

Tim Lawrence | September 3, 2019

“My experience with LHPH Capital has been nothing but 100% positive!” – Nick Markosian

Read more of the informational interview below to find out why this LHPH dealer principal is so pleased they made the switch from a BHPH program.

What was the original catalyst for your transition from BHPH to LHPH? “There were of course the attractive advantages of fewer regulations, easier repos and depreciation, but the actual catalyst was almost going broke during the 2008 recession and needing the cash flow of $600 more per unit from the decreased sales tax.”
Now that your LHPH portfolio is mature, are there any advantages that caught you by surprise? “The recycling of inventory that came back to us every month in a profitable way was a huge surprise.  There were more expired leases and trade-ins than repos so having 50-60% of our inventory as assets already paid for out generating cash flow again made a huge difference.  I think another surprise was the simplicity of the accounting, especially because we didn’t need a RFC.  The only money on your P&L is the lease payment income; whereas with BHPH it’s all smoke and mirrors.”
What is the typical customers response when they hear leasing instead of buying? “First, I’ll say we’ve never had a customer say they won’t do business with us because we offer leasing.  The two biggest concerns are that they won’t own the car in the end or that it might be an exotic scheme to take advantage of them.  We take that as an opportunity to educate them on the differences and benefits to them and then compare the buying cost to the leasing cost.  In the end, they care most about having a lower payment and knowing they have a way out by turning in the car if they have trouble making a payment.”
What were your greatest obstacles during the transition? “Figuring out how to do leasing with our BHPH DMS was by far the biggest challenge.  We just kind of shot from the hip mainly and didn’t realize how important it was to get the right CPA and DMS in place.”
What has been your overall experience working with LHPH? “Nothing but 100% positive.  Terry is incredibly knowledgeable about our business and has trust and faith in us.  I consider Terry a friend and not just someone who lends me money.  You guys are awesome.”

To find out more about the LHPH model and the benefits your dealership can enjoy, please refer to our E-Book, Lease Here Pay Here, Why Do It & How To Launch It

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BHPH vs. LHPH

By: Caitlin Luke & Zanah Naji  | August 19, 2019

Beyond the positive impact of Federal Income Tax deferral and cash flow enhancement from “pay-as-you-go” sales tax, when the Lease-Here, Pay-Here model is compared with the Buy-Here, Pay-Here model, the benefits of leasing for auto dealers are numerous.

Benefit BHPH LHPH
Return on Asset – Original markup of the car
– Interest received on monthly payments
– Life of the asset per dealership: One turn 
– Original markup of the car
– Rent Factor (interest) received in monthly payments
– Life of the asset per dealership: Two to three turns before end of life
– Markup and Rent Factor on each additional turn
Associated Fees for the Dealer – None – Acquisition Fee
– Purchase Option Fee
– Disposition Fee
– Security Deposit
– Excess Mileage Fees
– Excess Wear & Tear
Affordability for the Customer as the Market Price of Vehicles Increases – Credit challenged customers struggle to meet high monthly payment amounts
– Options are buying cheaper cars or extending loan terms
– Higher chance of loan defaulting
– Credit challenged customer has smaller payments than a similar BHPH vehicle
– No need to extend term to keep the payment down
– Better portfolio performance
Inventory Quality – Dealers forced to sacrifice quality of inventory
– Must buy older vehicles with higher mileage
– Faster deterioration of lower quality vehicles 
– Result: Increased service, increased collections, increased repossessions, and reduced profitability 
– Dealer can buy higher quality inventory for same monthly payment to the consumer
– Opportunity to recycle inventory two or three times (sometimes more)
– Result: Reduced service, reduced collections, reduced repossessions, and increased profitability
Competitive Advantage – Low
– Dealers sacrifice quality and profitability to meet customer affordability
– Saturated market
– High
– LHPH dealer able to offer customers newer model and lower mileage at the same monthly payment as an older BHPH car
– No need to sacrifice quality and profitability
Customer Retention – Standard communication when customer makes payments
– At the end of loan, the customer might return to trade the vehicle, or they may pay off the vehicle without communication
– Minimal opportunity to retain
– Communication is increased as customer comes in for both monthly payments and maintenance
– When customer ends their lease, they must return to the dealer with the vehicle
– An additional opportunity to sell the unit for residual, or lease them another vehicle

To speak with a LHPH employee more about the differences between LHPH and BHPH, please contact us at (619) 222-9990 x 1010.

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