NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Ford Motor Co. (F) - Get Report stock is gaining 1.60% to $12.04 in pre-market trading on Thursday after the automaker reported financial results that exceeded expectations for the 2015 fourth quarter.

The company posted earnings of 58 cents per share on revenue of $40.3 billion for the latest quarter, beating Wall Street estimates of earnings of 51 cents per share on $36.4 billion in revenue.

For the full year, Ford reported earnings of $1.93 per share on $149.6 billion in revenue. Analysts had estimated earnings of $1.88 per share on revenue of $139.2 billion.

Except for the South America business, all units reported profits, with the European segment achieving its third profitable quarter. Ford expects losses in South America to continue this year, but European profit could continue to grow.

Ford has a "hold" rating and a letter grade of C+ at TheStreet Ratings because of the company's increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, disappointing stock performance, higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.

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