Larry T. Nicholson, CEO of Ryland Homes, Photo courtesy of Ryland Homes
6. Larry T. Nicholson, The Ryland Group 2014 Salary % Total
% Change Vs. 2013 Breakdown ($) Comp
17.48%    
Base salary 900,000 10.49%
Bonus 0 0.00%
Stock Awards 4,384,990 51.10%
Options Awards 0 0.00%
Non-Equity Incentive 3,072,929 35.81%
Change in Pension Value                 32,150 0.37%
All Other Comp 190,407 2.22%
TOTAL COMP            8,580,476  


  • Nicholson’s salary was unchanged over 2013
  • Nicholson’s targeted annual bonus incentive opportunity was $1.2 million, and he earned 181% of that based on adjusted consolidated pretax earnings being a profit of $290.3 million, well above the target of $250 million, accounting for 2,172,000 of his $3,072,929 in non-equity incentive.
  • Nicholson earned restricted stock awards of 32,196 units, good for $1,500,012—these were not subject to the satisfaction of a performance target.
  • Nicholson also earned long-term performance shares numbering 136,956, which amounted to $2,884,978—the combination of this and the restricted stock awards equals $4,384,990.