A Ranking of the Lease Obligations of the Fortune 1000

Fortune 1000 Who is Most Impacted by New Lease Accounting

The study found that collectively, the top 1000 public companies in the US have almost $1 trillion in operating lease liabilities. Although companies in every industry lease, there is a particularly high concentration of leases in the retail, airlines, and telecommunications sectors. The retail industry will experience the greatest proportional balance sheet change from the new standards as specialty, grocery, and food service chains tend to lease many of their brick and mortar store locations.