NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Aaron's (AAN) - Get Report reported better-than-expected 2015 fourth quarter results before the market open on Thursday. 

The Atlanta-based specialty retailer reported earnings of 41 cents per share, beating Wall Street's estimates for earnings of 39 cents per share.

Revenue rose by 10% year-over-year to $821.2 million, higher than analysts' forecasts for revenue of $811.5 million. 

Aaron's projected full-year earnings in the range of $2.20 per share to $2.40 per share, while analysts were projecting earnings of $2.37 per share.

"E-commerce continues to exceed our expectations and fourth quarter sequential customer growth in the core business was at its strongest pace since 2012," CEO John Robinson said in a statement. "We'll seek to build on these gains in 2016 as we focus on driving profitable growth, onboarding new retailers at Progressive and improving our omni-channel platform."

Aaron's stock is down by 7.70% to $21.62 in mid-afternoon trading on Thursday.

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.

TheStreet Ratings rates this stock as a "hold" with a ratings score of C. 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 and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

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

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