|12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]
Commitments and Contingencies
The Company leases office premises and equipment. Where leases contain escalation clauses or concessions, such as rent holidays and landlord/tenant incentives or allowances, the impact of such adjustment is recognized on a straight-line basis over the minimum lease period. Certain leases provide for renewal options and require the payment of real estate taxes or other occupancy costs, which are also subject to escalation clauses. Operating lease expense amounted to approximately $11.2 million and $9.1 million for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively, which is primarily included in cost of revenues in the Consolidated Statements of Income.
Future minimum obligations under non-cancelable operating leases at September 30, 2018 were as follows (in thousands):
These amounts include obligations to related parties described in Note 18 - Related Parties of $0.2 million in fiscal year 2019 and $0.1 million in fiscal year 2020.
Litigation, Claims, and Assessments
The Company, from time to time, is subject to various inquiries or audits by taxing authorities (income taxes or other) originating from its operations, covering a wide range of matters that arise in the ordinary course of business. Each of these matters is subject to various uncertainties, and it is possible that some of these matters may not be resolved in the Company’s favor. The Company is also involved in other legal and administrative proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business. The outcomes of these inquiries and legal proceedings are not expected to have a material effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations on an individual basis, although adverse outcomes in a significant number of such ordinary course inquiries and legal proceedings could, in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition and results of operations.
Letters of Credit
Under the Compass Revolving Credit Facility, the Company has a total capacity of $30.0 million that may be used for a combination of cash borrowings and letters of credit issuances. At September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, the Company had aggregate letters of credit outstanding in the amount of $11.8 million and $8.7 million, respectively, primarily related to certain insurance policies as described in Note 3 - Significant Accounting Policies.
On April 19, 2018, certain of the Company’s subsidiaries entered into settlement agreements with a third party, pursuant to which they will receive aggregate net payments of approximately $15.7 million, payable in four equal installments between January 2019 and July 2020, in exchange for releasing and waiving all current and future claims against the third party relating to compensation to the Company for a business interruption event that occurred more than five years ago, which did not directly relate to the Company’s business and which has not, and is not expected to, recur (the “Settlement”). The Company recorded a pre-tax gain of $14.8 million during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 related to the Settlement, which is reflected as settlement income on the Consolidated Statements of Income. Future payments are reflected on the Consolidated Balance Sheets as other current assets and other assets in the amount of $7.9 million and $7.2 million, respectively.