NEW YORK ( F.A.S.T. Graphs) -- When investing for growth I like to see a company with a consistent record of above-average earnings growth.I also like smaller companies because I feel it is easier for them to continue to grow faster. But most of all, I like good value. Aaron's ( AAN) meets all these criteria. The following F.A.S.T. Graphs plotting earnings shows that Aaron's has consistently grown operating earnings at the above-average rate of 17.7% since calendar year 2003. Earnings have grown from 50 cents a share in 2003 to a current estimate of $2.33 a share for fiscal 2014. Furthermore, I like the fact that their debt to capital is only 11%.