Trendy footwear firm Deckers Outdoor Corp on Thursday posted a sharp rise in fourth quarter net income on the back of higher sales and its acquisition of the global rights to its flagship sandal brand Teva. The California-based company, whose brands also include Ugg, reported net income of $1.3 million versus $506,000 in the year prior with sales up 23 per cent to a record $25.8m from $20.9m.