It remains, however, a capital-intensive business with limited top-line revenue growth.
First of all, the ratio is really only useful when you are looking at capital-intensive businesses or financial businesses with plenty of assets on the books.
Now, despite legal restrictions on capital-intensive investment, chipmakers and designers are making the leap, too.
Finally, China went up the manufacturing value curve by going for high-tech and capital-intensive industries like ferrous metals, automobiles and petroleum.
In an age in which billions would starve if not for the use of artificial fertilizers in capital-intensive agriculture, the left blathers on about small-scale organic farming.
Part of the reason is that government policies favor investment in capital-intensive industries such as mining and oil while neglecting job-generating sectors like tourism and agriculture.
Search-based, targeted advertising helped make e-tailing a much less capital-intensive , risky business.
They're very different businesses after all, with the application business being innovation-intensive and the infrastructure business being capital-intensive .
Mechanization in turn meant more capital investment, and capital-intensive industries required the presence of workers all the year round.
Adding value to farm commodities usually requires building capital-intensive processing plants, and that means sizable investments by producers.