Preliminary results for the year to October 31 2013 show a 40% jump in pre-tax profits to £86.m from £62.1m last time as revenue rose to £525.7m from £408m.
This year is also off to a storming start with forward sales at mid-January 51% ahead of 2013.
Crest Nicholson built 2,172 homes last year – a 15% increase on 2012.
The company said: “The Board intends to propose a final dividend of 6.5p per share which we expect to use as the base for future dividend payments.”
Operating profit margins rose to 18.5% from 18% and the company currently has a land bank of more than 30,000 units.
Chairman Stephen Stone said: “Our business is strongly positioned, with a long land bank and an ability to drive significant volume from a broad range of sales outlets across the south of England.
“Rates of sale have improved since the end of 2012 and we expect the currently strong trading environment to persist throughout 2014.”