Daily News lost $13.9M in the first half of the year

The new regime will have its work cut out for it.

The Daily News would have dragged its new parent company into a loss if it had been under the Tronc umbrella during the first half of the year, securities filings show.

Tronc revealed late on Monday that, in the first half of 2017 ending on June 25, .

The latest numbers suggest the News’ financial picture is worsening. Last year, the paper lost $23.7 million in the full year of 2016 on revenue of $144 million.

Less than three months ago, the News was still owned by real estate mogul Mort Zuckerman, who scooped the paper out of bankruptcy in 1993 and .

Tronc, owner of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several other papers, reported net income of $3.9 million on revenue of $735.9 million in the six months ended June 25, when it was operating without the News anchor.

If the two companies had already merged in the first half, the pro forma results would have been revenue of $799.5 million and a net income loss of $4.3 million.

Print and digital are both tumbling this year for the News.

Paid print circulation Monday to Friday in the second quarter of 2017 was only 182,472 copies per day, according to the Alliance for Audited Media.

And the News is not making up any of its lost circulation from its Web site.

Web traffic for October had skidded to 23.3 million unique visitors in October, according to comScore, down from the 28.2 million unique monthly visitors a year earlier.