NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Vipshop (VIPS) - Get Report stock is retreating by 11.27% to $11.26 in afternoon trading on Thursday, as weaker-than-expected guidance overshadows a 2015 fourth quarter earnings beat. 

The China-based online retailer anticipates that 2016 first quarter revenue will increase by 40% to a range between 11.8 billion and 12.3 billion yuan, compared to 65% growth during the fourth quarter. 

Vipshop's forecast is below analysts' estimates, Barron's notes.

For the fourth quarter, the company reported earnings of 0.84 yuan per ADS on revenue of 13.9 billion yuan. 

Revenue for the most recent quarter was 12.5% higher than analysts' projections, while per-share earnings were 11.3% above estimates, Barron's adds.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "buy" with a ratings score of B-.

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Vipshop's strengths such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: VIPS

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 article's author. 

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