NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Rick's Cabaret International (Nasdaq: RICK) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from sell to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Rick's Cabaret International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals in the United States. The company's nightclubs offer live adult entertainment, restaurant, and bar operations. Rick's Cabaret International has a market cap of $110.6 million and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 44.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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