| 2017-10-23 19:29:53|
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Veritex reports Q3 core EPS 28c, consensus 30c
For the three months ended September 30, 2017, net interest income before provision for loan losses was $19.1 million and net interest margin was 3.78% compared to $12.4 million and 3.53%, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2017. The $6.7 million increase from the three months ended June 30, 2017 was primarily due to an increase in interest income on loans, which was driven by increased volume in all loan categories resulting from loans acquired from Sovereign on August 1, 2017 of $750.9 million, as well as organic loan growth during the third quarter of 2017 of $53.3 million. Net interest margin increased 25 basis points from the three months ended June 30, 2017 primarily due to a change in mix of earning assets resulting from increases in loans, which tend to yield greater interest rates than other interest earning assets such as investment securities and interest bearing deposits in other banks.