NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- MasterCard (MA) - Get Report stock is down by 2.40% to $81.43 in early-morning trading on Friday, after the company reported lower-than-expected 2015 fourth quarter revenue results. 

Before the market open on Friday, the Purchase, NY-based company reported earnings of 79 cents per share, topping analysts' expectations for earnings of 70 cents per share. 

Revenue rose by 4% to $2.5 billion during the quarter, slightly below analysts' estimates for revenue of $2.55 billion. 

Worldwide purchase volume rose by 12% year-over-year to $883 billion. 

"Despite a challenging economy, we were able to deliver solid results for the quarter and the full year in 2015," CEO Ajay Banga said in a statement. "Entering 2016, while uncertainty in the global economy persists, the fundamentals of our business and our approach remain unchanged." 

Separately, recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

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TheStreet Ratings rates this stock as a "buy" with a ratings score of A-. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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