**Note: negative percentages in the charts displaying closed units are a POSITIVE benchmark, since they indicate a decline in store closures**
The net percent change of Starbucks units is positive in 2020 (despite negative percentages for individual categories) because in 2019, all of Starbucks Thailand units closed. As a result, net units were low in 2019, and the percent change for net units in 2020 is positive.
**Remember that negative percentages for closures are a POSITIVE thing, because they indicate a decline in the number of closures**
The net profit before taxes plus payments to the owner(s), interest, and depreciation of assets…. Statement (in millions)