Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies
The Company leases approximately 9,000 square feet of office space in El Segundo, California at a cost of $3.71 per square foot per month. The term of this lease expires on March 31, 2026 and contains annual base rent increases in cost of 3%.
The Company leases approximately 17,600 square feet of warehouse space in Las Vegas, Nevada at a cost of approximately $1.59 per square foot per month. The term of this lease expires on April 30, 2025 and contains annual base rent increases of 3%.
The Company leases approximately 21,500 square feet of office space in Los Angeles, California at a cost of $2.68 per square foot per month. The term of this lease expires on February 28, 2022 with annual base rent increases of 3% and the Company has the option to renew the lease term for an additional five years at the then current market rate. The lease requires the payment of related property taxes, insurance, maintenance and other cost related to the leased property. In addition, the Company provided the landlord of the office space in Los Angeles, California a standby letter of credit for $400,000 in value in lieu of a security deposit. This letter of credit is renewed annually and reduces each lease anniversary date as provided in the lease agreement.
Expenses related to operating leases (including lease expense for the common space rental) were $1.3 million, and $0.8 million, respectively, for the years ended June 30, 2018 and 2017. Future minimum lease payments under the Company's lease arrangements with noncancellable lease terms in excess of one year as of June 30, 2018 are as follows:
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Employment and Non-Compete Agreements
The Company has entered into employment agreements and non-compete and/or non-solicitation agreements with Greg Roberts, its CEO, and Thor Gjerdrum, its President, which expire in June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019, respectively. The employment agreements provide for minimum salary levels, incentive compensation and severance benefits, among other items.
Employee Benefit Plan
The Company maintains an employee savings plan for United States employees under the Internal Revenue Code section 401(k). Employees are eligible to participate in the plan after three complete calendar months of service and all contributions are immediately vested. Employees' contributions are discretionary to a maximum of 90% of compensation. For all plan members, the Company contributes 30% of the eligible employees' contributions on the first 60% of the participants' compensation to the IRS maximum annual contribution. The Company's matching 401(k) contributions totaled $180,000 and $81,000 for the years ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
Litigation, Claims and Contingencies
In the ordinary course of our business, we are party to various legal actions, which we believe are incidental to the operation of our business.  The outcome of such legal actions and the timing of ultimate resolution are inherently difficult to predict. In the opinion of management, based upon information currently available to us, any resulting liability, would not have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial position, cash flows, or operations.
SGI IRS and State Tax Audits
The Company and its Former Parent are under examination with other tax jurisdictions on certain tax matters the Company or its Former Parent have taken. The Company is unable to determine the outcome of these audits at this time. Please see Note 12 for further detail.
In general, the majority of state and local examinations have been completed by the tax authorities for the respective jurisdictions through the years ended June 30, 2013. Further, some jurisdictions’ statute of limitations have expired for U.S. federal, state, and local income tax returns filed by the Former Parent for the years ended through June 30, 2013.    
Operational Contingencies
In connection with the closing of the SilverTowne transaction (see Note 1), AMST entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with the Company with respect to the silver products produced by AMST which, among other things, set weekly minimum order quantities by A-Mark. The agreement has a three-year term, with two automatic two-year renewals (unless terminated prior thereto.) The Company was initially required to order no less than 300,000 ounces of silver products per week on average during any consecutive four week period during the term of the agreement; that amount was reduced in April 2017 to 235,000 ounces and was further reduced in subsequent periods. The price paid per ounce is mutually determined by both parties, and is subject to adjustments every six months during the term.
Additionally, in connection with the SilverTowne transaction (see Note 1), AMST entered into an exclusive supplier agreement, dated August 31, 2016, with Asahi, whereby Asahi agreed to supply all of AMST's requirements for refined silver used for producing the silver products as to which A-Mark has the exclusive right to distribute. The term of the agreement was initially for three years, with two automatic two-year term renewals (unless terminated prior thereto.) Pricing under the agreement is subject to adjustments every six months.
A-Mark has also guaranteed AMST's obligations under its agreement with Asahi to lease 100,000 ounces of refined silver. The lease term is for one year with an automatic one year renewal (unless terminated prior thereto), and the lease fees are subject to adjustments every six months.
The Company has guaranteed all of the obligations of Goldline under the Goldline Credit Facility (this guarantee is unconditional and constitutes a guarantee of payment and not merely of collection) (see Note 14).