Texas Capital Bancshares in Dallas reported a higher first-quarter profit on an increase in total loans and heightened demand for refinancing home loans.

The $17 billion-asset company said late Wednesday that its net income rose 26% from the same quarter last year, to $33 million.

Net interest income rose 20%, to $130 million. The net interest margin compressed 77 basis points, to 3.22%, due to increased liquidity and the addition of loans with lower average yields. Total deposits grew 45%, to $14 billion.

Texas Capital's provision for credit losses more than doubled, to $11 million, as the company increased the number of loans held for investment. Texas Capital also raised the provision because it expects to downgrade some energy-industry loans.

Fee income rose 18%, to $12 million, on increases in service charges on deposit accounts, brokered loan fees and swap fees.

Noninterest expense rose 10%. to $77 million, due to increases in salaries and employee benefits, and expenses related to occupancy, marketing, technology and other areas. The efficiency ratio improved 460 basis points, to 53.8%.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.