Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018
Notes to Financial Statements  
12. Commitments and Contingencies



The Company leases space for all of its branch offices, which are located either in downtown or suburban business centers, and for its corporate headquarters. Branch offices are generally leased over periods ranging from three to five years. The corporate office lease expires in 2018. The leases generally provide for payment of basic rent plus a share of building real estate taxes, maintenance costs and utilities.


Rent expense was approximately $856,000 and $1,729,000 and $307,000 and $579,000 for the three and six-month periods ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. As of March 31, 2018, future minimum lease payments due under non-cancelable lease agreements having initial terms in excess of one year, including certain closed offices, totaled approximately $5,445,000 as follows: fiscal 2018 - $1,374,000, fiscal 2019 - $2,303,000 fiscal 2020 - $1,192,000, fiscal 2021 - $320,000 fiscal 2022 - $203,000 and thereafter - $53,000.


Working Capital Deposit


The Company retained approximately $1,500,000 of the purchase price, in cash, as a guarantee from the sellers of the SNI Companies that would provide a minimum of $9,200,000 of working capital, as defined in the purchase agreement. As of March 31, 2018, the Company and the sellers of the SNI Companies have not agreed to the provided working capital and the cash continues to be retained by the Company with a corresponding liability reported in its consolidated balance sheet, pending final determination and resolution among the parties.