Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Financing Agreements

Financing Agreements
3 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 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. Pledged collateral comprises assigned and confirmed inventory, trade receivable, trade advances, derivatives equity and pledged non bullion and bullion loans.
Effective September 12, 2014, the Company obtained a permanent increase in its demand Trading Credit Facility through the addition of a sixth institutional participant, which is providing $50.0 million in demand lines. As of September 30, 2014, the maximum of the Trading Credit Facility was $220.0 million. The Company routinely uses the Trading Credit Facility to purchase precious metals from 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 0.15% as of September 30, 2014 and June 30, 2014, respectively. Borrowings are due on demand and totaled $128.0 million and $135.2 million for lines of credit and $0.0 million and $0.0 million for letters of credit at September 30, 2014 and at June 30, 2014, respectively. The amounts available under the Trading Credit Facility are determined at the end of each week following a specified borrowing base formula.  The Company is able to access additional credit as needed to finance operations, subject to the overall limits of the Trading Credit Facility and lender approval of the revised borrowing base calculation.  The amounts available under the Trading Credit Facility after taking into consideration current borrowings, based upon the latest approved borrowing bases in effect, totaled $34.7 million and $14.4 million at September 30, 2014 and June 30, 2014, 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. In connection with the new line effective September 12, 2014, the minimum tangible net worth financial covenant under the Trading Credit Facility was increased from $25.0 million to $35.0 million. The Company’s tangible net worth as of September 30, 2014 was $42.4 million. 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.

Included in the $220.0 million Trading Credit Facility was a sub-facility that, through October 8, 2014, was able to be drawn on by both the Company and SNI (a related party). A-Mark and SNI could draw up to $20.0 million and $5.0 million, respectively, under the sub-facility; provided that the maximum amount that was permitted to be outstanding at any given time could not exceed $23.0 million. As of September 30, 2014, the total amount borrowed under the sub-facility was $21.0 million, which consisted of $18.0 million by A-Mark and $3.0 million by SNI. The Company's and SNI's sub-facility lines represented two entirely separate lines of credit and neither party had a performance obligation for the other should an event of default have occurred. Amounts available for borrowing under this sub-facility as of September 30, 2014 and June 30, 2014 were $2.0 million and $3.3 million, respectively. On October 8, 2014, SNI paid off its obligations under the sub-facility in full utilizing funds drawn from its line of credit with CFC, and SNI no longer has any right to draw upon the sub-facility (see Note 15).

Interest expense related to the Company’s borrowing arrangements totaled $0.9 million and $0.8 million, which represents 87.8% and 82.5% of the total interest expense recognized, for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Our borrowing arrangements carried a daily weighted average effective interest rate of 3.06% and 3.19%, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013.

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 $12.0 million and $8.7 million as of September 30, 2014 and June 30, 2014, respectively. Certain of these metals are secured by letters of credit issued under the Trading Credit Facility, which totaled $0.0 million and $0.0 million as of September 30, 2014 and June 30, 2014, respectively.
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 $20.6 million and $24.6 million as of September 30, 2014 and June 30, 2014, respectively.