Eagle Plains Resources (EPL:TSX-V) has been operating as a project generator since 1992. The company acquires and develops early stage mineral exploration projects in western Canada utilizing the technical expertise of an in-house geological consulting team and the financial assistance of partner companies. This model reduces shareholder exposure to the financial risks of exploration while maintaining exposure to the upside of discovery, it also generates corporate revenue. Sound management combined with this conservative business model has provided for share structure stability; Eagle Plains has never conducted a roll-back in its 25 year history and has ~84m outstanding.
To monetize successful projects for shareholders, Eagle Plains spins these off into new corporations - rewarding investors with a new share. Singling out these projects from Eagle Plains property portfolio spotlights their value for the market and makes them available for acquisition by producing companies.
Eagle Plains maintains multiple streams of revenue generation including working interest in geological consulting and drill contracting companies as well as cash and share payments of companies partnering on exploration projects. Eagle Plains also owns an office building and acreage property which generates rental revenue while helping to minimize corporate costs.