Gleeson, which specialises in urban regeneration and land development, raised its interim dividend by 120 per cent to 1.1p for the first half as revenue and profit surged.
Revenue jumped 32% to £34.4m in the six months through December as sales of homes rose 56% to 258 units and the gross margin improved to 25.9% to 24.2%.
Operating profit grew 112% to £2.6m and pre-tax profit was up 107% to £2.7m.
The company experienced increasing demand for homes in line with the rest of the market.
Government schemes such as Help to Buy have helped spur the UK housing sector and boost prices. Gleeson said 44% of completions benefitted from the scheme during the first half.
The average selling price for the units sold in the period increased to £120,000 from £115,000 the previous year.
In the Strategic Land division, revenue fell to £1.5m from £7m in 2012 following two land sales with a combined acreage of four acres, down from the prior year's three land sales with a combined acreage of 13 acres.
The group's net cash balance at the end of the period was £7.7m, reflecting a net cash outflow of £2.3m.
Looking ahead, the company expects improvements in the group's trading performance in the current year and beyond.
Financial trading systems provider Fidessa said conditions in all its customer markets were improving slowly as it reported an increase in pre-tax profits to £43.1m from £42.0m for the year to December 31st.
Chief Executive Chris Aspinwall said the better outlook "is reflected in our current deal pipeline" but warned that the upturn had been "somewhat uneven" with customers still unable to make investment decisions with confidence.
Revenues continued to be hit by tough conditions in equity markets and were flat at £279m, up marginally from £278.6m in 2012.
Fidessa finished the year with a slightly higher cash balance of £73m and no debt after dividend payments, against £72.1m in cash in 2012. The company is paying an unchanged annual dividend of 37 pence a share along with a special dividend of 45 pence a share.
Broker Jefferies rated Fidessa shares
a "buy" and raised its price target to 2570 pence from 2450 pence citing "exceptional" market positions to take advantage of improved growth rates.
Aspinwall said tight spending controls by clients had led to lower consultancy revenues but added that sales of Fidessa's derivatives platform had made good progress during the year with revenue more than doubling and contracts had been won with two "large" unnamed US banks and a "significant" firm in derivatives trading.
He added that as the global economy recovers from the 2008 financial crisis Fidessa should see growth in sales of derivative and service-based platforms to feed slowly into overall revenue improvements although "our recurring revenue model has the effect that some of the impact from the attrition in 2013 will flow through into 2014" with expected modest constant currency growth in 2014.
Fidessa's finance director Andy Malpass also said he would retire in 2015.