Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies
Operating Leases
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 $9.4 million and $11.2 million for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, 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, 2019 were as follows (in thousands):
Fiscal Year Amount
2020 $ 6,537   
2021 3,043   
2022 1,041   
2023 351   
2024 255   
Thereafter 58   
Total $ 11,285   
Subsequent to September 30, 2019, the Company paid approximately $10.0 million to purchase certain assets previously subject to operating leases. Future minimum lease payments of $4.1 million related to these items are reflected in the table above. See Note 22 - Subsequent Events.
Litigation, Claims, and Assessments
From time to time, the Company is subject to inquiries or audits by taxing authorities arising from its operations, covering a wide range of matters that arise in the ordinary course of business, such as income taxes and other types of taxes. 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 Revolving Credit Facility, the Company has a total capacity of $30.0 million that may be used for a combination of cash borrowings and letter of credit issuances. At September 30, 2019 and 2018, the Company had aggregate letters of credit outstanding in the amount of $10.9 million and $11.8 million, respectively, primarily related to certain insurance policies as described in Note 2 - Significant Accounting Policies.