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Financing Agreements

Financing Agreements
9 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Financing Agreements

Lines of Credit
A-Mark has a borrowing facility (“Trading Credit Facility”) with a group of financial institutions under an inter-creditor agreement, which provides for lines of credit including a sub-facility for letters of credit up to the maximum of the credit facility. All lenders have a perfected, first security interest in all assets of the Company presented as collateral. Loan advances will be available against a borrowing base report of eligible assets in accordance with the inter-creditor agreement currently in place. Pledge collateral comprises assigned and confirmed inventory, trade receivable, trade advances, derivatives equity and pledged non bullion and bullion loans.
As of March 31, 2014, the maximum of the Trading Credit Facility was $170.0 million. A-Mark routinely uses the Trading Credit Facility to purchase metals from its suppliers and for operating cash flow purposes. Amounts under the Trading Credit Facility bear interest based on London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) plus a margin. The one-month LIBOR rate was approximately 0.15% and 0.19% as of March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively. Borrowings are due on demand and totaled $119.8 million and $95.0 million for lines of credit and $0.0 million and $9.0 million for letters of credit at March 31, 2014 and at June 30, 2013, respectively. The amounts available under the Trading Credit Facility are formula based and totaled $50.2 million and $66.0 million at March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively. The Trading Credit Facility also limits A-Mark's ability to pay dividends. The Trading Credit Facility is cancelable by written notice from the financial institutions.
The Trading Credit Facility has certain restrictive financial covenants, which require the Company to maintain a minimum tangible net worth, as defined, of $25.0 million. The Company’s tangible net worth as of March 31, 2014 was $39.2 million. Accordingly, the Company is in compliance with all restrictive financial covenants. The Company's ability to pay dividends, if it were to elect to do so, could be limited as a result of these restrictions.

Separately, A-Mark has another line of credit with this lender (“Collectible Credit Facility”) totaling $20.0 million, which is a component of A-Mark's Trading Credit Facility. Total borrowing capacity between SNI and A-Mark cannot exceed $23.0 million with respect to this lender. As of March 31, 2014, the total amount borrowed with this lender was $23.0 million, which consisted of $15.5 million by A-Mark and $7.5 million by SNI. The A-Mark and SNI lines represent two entirely separate lines of credit under which neither party has a performance obligation for the other should an event of default occur. Amounts available for borrowing under this Collectible Credit Facility as of March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013 was $0.0 million.

Interest expense related to A-Mark’s borrowing arrangements totaled $1.0 million and $2.9 million for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014, respectively, and $0.8 million and $2.6 million for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2013 respectively.

Liability on Borrowed Metals
The Company borrows precious metals from its suppliers under short-term agreements, which bear interest at a designated rate. Amounts under these agreements are due at maturity and require repayment either in the form of precious metals or cash. The Company's inventories included borrowed metals with market values totaling $8.6 million and $20.1 million as of March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively. Certain of these metals are secured by letters of credit issued under the Trading Credit Facility, which totaled $0.0 million and $9.0 million as of March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively.

Obligation Under Product Financing Arrangement
The Company has entered into an agreement with a third party for the sale of gold and silver, at the option of the third party, at a fixed price. Such agreement allows the Company to repurchase this inventory at an agreed-upon price based on the spot price on the repurchase date. The third party charges a monthly fee as percentage of the market value of the outstanding obligation; such monthly charges are classified in interest expense. These transactions do not qualify as sales, and therefore have been accounted for as financing arrangements and reflected in the condensed consolidated balance sheet within product financing obligation. The obligation is stated at the amount required to repurchase the outstanding inventory. Both the product financing obligation and the underlying inventory (which is entirely restricted) are carried at fair value, with changes in fair value recorded as a component of cost of sales in the condensed consolidated statements of income. Such obligation totaled $49.7 million and $38.6 million as of March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2013, respectively.